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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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Chang, Chew Hung; Seow, Tricia – Geographical Education, 2018
The word "test" comes to mind when a person, who is unacquainted with education discourses, reads about assessment issues. Beyond issues of reliability and validity in designing measurement constructs, assessment for school geography must result in better geographical learning. In other words, there must be "consequential…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Student Evaluation, Skill Development, Test Validity
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Hutchinson, Nick – Geographical Education, 2016
This article examines various meanings of the term landscape. It advocates a deep engagement with the concept to enable high school students to carry out a range of thought-provoking geographical inquiries. Each aspect of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority's definition of landscape, shown below, is examined by reference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Geography Instruction, Geographic Regions
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Walker, G. T. – Geographical Education, 1976
Discusses the role of geography in achieving the objectives of environmental education, including environmental awareness, concern, and commitment. Strategies are suggested for teaching about environmental limits, links, complexity, and patterns. For journal availability, see SO 505 721. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts
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Wright, David R. – Geographical Education, 1985
This article examines the topic of racism in textbooks by reviewing the content of a geography textbook popular in the United Kingdom and Australia. Concludes that the problem of racism in textbooks is pervasive and in violation of United Nations standards for antiracist instruction. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Racial Attitudes
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Mercer, David – Geographical Education, 1985
Presents a brief overview of recent trends in human geography research and teaching practice. Focuses on significant new books, journals, and journal articles which may influence future research and teaching. (JDH)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Fagan, Robert – Geographical Education, 1985
Maintains that economic geography is alive and well. Describes some of the challenges facing research in economic geography and highlights the changing approaches being applied to economic geography. Includes sections on structural change, economic reorganization, and internationalization of manufacturing and finances. (JDH)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Development, Economic Research, Educational Trends
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Corle, Pamela G. – Geographical Education, 1986
Presents a review of the National Geographic Society's campaign to upgrade the teaching of geography in U.S. schools. The campaign includes the development and dissemination of exemplary curriculum materials and a broad range of teacher training activities. Concludes that the U.S. is breaking new ground in facing the reality of geographic…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Greenall, Annette – Geographical Education, 1986
This article describes the development and content of the National Conservation Strategy for Australia (NCSA). The Australian Department of Arts, Heritage, and Environment has produced a teacher's guide designed to help teachers bring the content of the NCSA to their classroom. A description of the guide and ordering information are provided. (JDH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement
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Greenall, Annette – Geographical Education, 1986
Defines environmental education and articulates its aims and characteristics. Describes how environmental education is implemented in Australian schools. Concludes with a list of eight requirements for "environmental citizenship." (JDH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Huckle, John – Geographical Education, 1986
Describes the concept of environmental citizenship and shows how to apply it to the "African crisis" and Australia. Claims geography can link a concern for a better world to the realities of world economic and political order thereby revealing the inadequacies of the accounts of crises offered by governments and the media. (JDH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Maher, Mary – Geographical Education, 1986
Explores reasons why environmental education becomes "diluted, deleted, and dissolved." Identifies three obstacles to environmental education stating that they will not be overcome until teachers take into account the different types of environmentalism and recognize the role played by curriculum in schooling and the maintenance of power…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Oliver, J. – Geographical Education, 1975
Discusses the interest of geographers in the interplay of physical and human influences in fashioning geographical patterns. Methods of stimulating student interest in geography are suggested. For journal availability, see SO 505 212. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Climate, Comparative Education, Environmental Influences, Higher Education
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Barlow, M. H.; Deer, C. E. – Geographical Education, 1973
This discussion of non-book materials available in Australia for secondary instruction in urban geography emphasizes their suitability for conveying particular concepts as well as appropriateness at particular curricular levels. (JH)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Films, Geography Instruction, Human Geography
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