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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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Solem, Michael; Stoltman, Joseph; Lane, Rod; Bourke, Terri; Chang, Chew Hung; Viehrig, Kathrin – Geographical Education, 2018
Since 2016 an international research process has been underway to design and develop an international geography assessment for implementation in lower secondary education settings. One of the crucial steps in this process is the development and validation of an assessment framework that models the content and cognitive dimensions of geography…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Educational Assessment, Geography Instruction, Test Construction
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Renner, John; Slater, Frances – Geographical Education, 1974
The High School Geography Project was used and evaluated by 15-year old students in New Zealand. The program, highly innovative in approaches in teaching Geography, is found to be highly adapted to Australian needs in Geography instruction. (JR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Geography
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Stringer, W. N. – Geographical Education, 1974
This paper explores the types of questions used by teachers of geography. This paper suggests some classifications that may be relevant in evaluating the teaching of a new curriculum in geography and presents some preliminary conclusions derived from a study of several lessons at three levels in secondary school classes in geography. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Simson, R. P. – Geographical Education, 1974
The Man and the Environment semester course is one of the new geography courses being trialled in Australia. The curriculum process which led to the setting up of the course is outlined. An evaluation of the course is presented, based on the trail conducted at one Brisbane high school. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation
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Butler, John; Milliken, Murray – Geographical Education, 1985
Tells how two teachers who have authored a number of popular geography textbooks got started. Describes what they attempt to accomplish when they write a book and gives insight into the difficulties that teacher-authors may encounter. (JDH)
Descriptors: Authors, Foreign Countries, Geography, Secondary Education
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Codrington, Stephen; And Others – Geographical Education, 1985
Presents the views of three secondary-level teachers regarding the use of textbooks in geography instruction. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Berry, Rob – Geographical Education, 1985
Presents a classroom exercise which takes the form of a "court of inquiry" putting a geography textbook "on trial" regarding its treatment of apartheid in South Africa. Includes a diagram on how to set up the classroom and instructions on how to conduct a court of inquiry. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Inquiry, Law Related Education
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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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Hoepper, Brian – Geographical Education, 1985
Describes the limitations of geography textbooks and tells how to overcome them by extending the instructional resources, devising more activities, and augmenting the textbook's descriptions. Illustrates the approach on a sample textbook passage which describes Australian suburbanites. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Secondary Education
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Davey, Colin – Geographical Education, 1985
This article demonstrates how newspapers can be used to develop an understanding of current affairs and develop thinking skills. Three examples of current affairs articles along with learning activities which foster the development of thinking skills are included. (JDH)
Descriptors: Current Events, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities
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Murray, Louis – Geographical Education, 1985
This article explores the principles of structuring student classroom and library research. It is presented in the form of a workshop activity suitable for use in a geography department staff workshop. (JDH)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Improvement
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Biddle, Don – Geographical Education, 1985
This article reports on current trends in geography instruction in Australia. It appeals for greater cooperation between "academic geographers" and geography teachers in the secondary schools. Concludes by voicing concern for improved geography instruction in the coming decade. (JDH)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Hobbs, Jack – Geographical Education, 1985
Offers a rationale for teaching physical geography and examines emerging themes, developments, and dilemmas within the field. Concludes with a discussion of future trends. (JDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction
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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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