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Lucy Robertson; Jeana Kriewaldt; Natasha Ziebell – Geographical Education, 2023
Humans use space as a lens to navigate and make sense of the world, thus successfully applying spatial concepts is an important life skill. Spatial thinking and developing spatial concepts are core components of school Geography curricula. Teachers teach geographical skills systematically aligning to the curriculum; however, students can struggle…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Parks, Geography Instruction, Design
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Heather L. Moll; Ronald I. Dorn – Geographical Education, 2023
The Arizona Geographic Alliance has addressed out-of-field geography teaching for three decades by training organisational leaders (called Teacher Consultants or TCs) who become advocates for geographic literacy in their districts and schools. The core recruitment tool has been an annual Alliance Summer Geography Institute (ASGI). Here, we ask the…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Geography Instruction, Summer Programs, Workshops
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Law, Mick – Geographical Education, 2022
Teachers of geography have an intuitive sense that geospatial technologies are useful additions to their classrooms but the academic literature supporting this intuition is not substantial. This article summarises the documented benefits of geospatial technologies for geography teachers and students. Implementation of geospatial technologies in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Kriewaldt, Jeana; Lee, Shu Jun – Geographical Education, 2022
This article reports on out-of-field (OOF) geography teaching in Australia. Participants were 298 teachers who responded to a national survey in late 2019. Findings indicate that OOF teaching remains prevalent in Australian geography classrooms which affects students' experience of learning geography. It also reports on the effects of policies in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Certification, Foreign Countries
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Parnis, Kimberley; Hendry, Adam L. – Geographical Education, 2021
Parramatta Marist High School is a school in Western Sydney, New South Wales, that has over 14 years of experience in project-based learning in Stages 4 and 5 (Years 7-10). Over this period, projects have been constantly developed, redeveloped and improved by teachers based on their experience and feedback from their colleagues and their students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, High School Students, Student Projects
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Henderson, Deborah – Geographical Education, 2020
Three decades ago, Stephen Kemmis (1990) argued that curricula provide insights into how nations and states interpret themselves and how they want to be interpreted. He also noted that 'debates about curriculum reveal fundamental concerns, uncertainties and tensions which preoccupy nations and states as they struggle to adapt to changing…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Barriers, Geography Instruction
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Salter, Peta; Maxwell, Jacinta – Geographical Education, 2020
The three-dimensional design of the Australian Curriculum includes the cross-curriculum priorities (CCPs), learning areas and general capabilities (GCs). Geography teachers are uniquely positioned to address the CCPs through the subject's disciplinary focus on interrelationships between physical features of the earth with individual, social and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, National Curriculum, Intellectual Disciplines, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa – Geographical Education, 2020
Sustainability is an important cross-curriculum priority in Australian education that is not commonly realised in schools and classrooms. In this article, we discuss the challenges and opportunities to enacting sustainability, suggesting that both top-down (systemic schoolwide leadership and support) and bottom-up (individual educator's…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Hutchinson, Nick – Geographical Education, 2020
Knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures presents opportunities for geography students to learn about holistic belief systems that are spiritually and intellectually connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways. One means that geographers use to examine these connections is through the notion of relational space.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Geography Instruction, Beliefs
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Digan, Sarah – Geographical Education, 2019
Digital technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be innovative tools for learning when used in purposeful ways and embedded in sound pedagogical frameworks. The predominant skills stimulated through the use of GIS are querying, collecting, analysing and manipulating spatial data. In recent years, the financial, technological…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Computer Software, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Caldis, Susan; Kleeman, Grant – Geographical Education, 2019
One of the questions being asked in schools is the extent to which Geography can be considered a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subject. While such a question might be driven by those strategic opportunists seeking to elevate the status of the subject within the school's curriculum, or as a means of leveraging an increase…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, STEM Education, Educational Objectives, Definitions
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Caldis, Susan; Kleeman, Grant – Geographical Education, 2019
This paper forms part of the response by the Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) to two school education related recommendations put forward in "Geography: Shaping Australia's Future" (National Committee for Geographical Sciences, 2018). The recommendations are: The National Committee for Geographical Sciences and AGTA write…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Certification, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Maude, Alaric; Caldis, Susan – Geographical Education, 2019
The article outlines ways that teachers could use the content in Biomes and Food Security unit in the Australian curriculum, and its state and territory versions, to encourage their students to engage with higher order thinking. It first briefly discusses how to describe and classify higher-order thinking and argues that concepts are central to…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
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Robertson, Margaret; Maude, Alaric; Kriewaldt, Jeana – Geographical Education, 2019
New technologies are changing the ways that children navigate, find places, make and use maps, and explore the world. This is the geospatial revolution. Children live in a world of rapid technological innovation bringing new opportunities for cognitive development in school geography. Geography learning is an important component of primary school…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Spatial Ability, Elementary School Students, Children
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Lane, Rod; Caldis, Susan – Geographical Education, 2018
This paper describes the results of an action research project undertaken as a partnership between Macquarie University and Geography teachers from an independent school in regional New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The project focused on the teaching of river landforms and processes, a component of the Biophysical Interactions topic in the NSW…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Action Research, Participatory Research, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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