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Maude, Alaric – Geographical Education, 2022
The article offers a critique of the Knowledge and Understanding sub-strand of the revised Australian Curriculum: Geography for Years F-6, due to be implemented in Australian schools in 2024. As a foundation for this critique, the article first discusses what should be the aims of geography in primary schools, in order to provide some criteria for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Geography
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Teece, Bronwyn L.; Metternicht, Graciela; Gnassi, Antonio; Vuolo, Francesco; Belfiore, Oscar Rosario – Geographical Education, 2021
Educational policy and management emphasise the role of science (e.g., earth science, geography) as a fundamental aspect of societal advance, but student enrolments at universities in these disciplines remain low. This commentary explores ways to foster more collaboration between university academics and high school teachers to implement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Agricultural Education, Sustainability
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Hill, Allen; Emery, Sherridan; Dyment, Janet – Geographical Education, 2020
The introduction of the Australian Curriculum in 2011 and 2012 brought with it a variety of responses, from consternation from some states less willing to give up their autonomous curriculum positioning through to significant optimism from educators and academics about the opportunities and benefits afforded by such a national curriculum…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Educational Benefits, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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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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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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Carey, Rachel; Sheridan, Jen – Geographical Education, 2017
Australia's major state capitals are surrounded by highly productive food bowls, which are an important source of fresh foods for their growing populations. These food producing biomes are a rich resource for investigating key themes related to Biomes and food security, one of two Year 9 units of study in the Australian Curriculum: Geography. This…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Units of Study, Secondary School Students
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van Tol, Jason – Geographical Education, 2017
This article explores the role that corporations can play in the creation or failure of a sustainable society. A review of the concept of sustainability in the Australian Curriculum: Geography is made and then linked to a comparison of the legal framework guiding business activities of traditional corporations and those of B Corporations, which…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Business Education, Sustainable Development
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Maude, Alaric – Geographical Education, 2014
"Sustainability" is one of the seven major concepts in the geography curriculum. It is also one of the three cross-curriculum priorities in the Australian curriculum, together with Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. This paper describes how the concept is explained…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography, Geography Instruction, National Curriculum
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DeNobile, John; Kleeman, Grant; Zarkos, Anastasia – Geographical Education, 2014
Each year, World Vision and AusAID devote substantial resources to their educational programs. These initiatives include the production and dissemination of Global Education related instructional materials and the provision of professional learning for teachers. Given the substantial funds involved, it is important that we evaluate the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Values
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Maddock, Brad; Kriewaldt, Jeana – Geographical Education, 2014
Unparalleled amounts of energy derived from fossil fuels now drive societies and shape people's worldviews. Geography's unique perspectives have significant potential to expand understandings of the effects of production and consumption of energy by drawing on the concept of sustainability using an integrated systems approach. As citizens' energy…
Descriptors: Energy, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Fuels