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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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Caldis, Susan; Cavanagh, Michael; Ryan, Mary – Geographical Education, 2022
A set of teaching standards for the subject of geography was developed by the profession for the profession and intended for use as a reflective tool for professional practice. These GEOGstandards were empirically generated from the practice of experienced, specialist geography teachers from across Australia. However, little is known about the use…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Geography, Theory Practice Relationship
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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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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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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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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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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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Preston, Lou – Geographical Education, 2016
Fieldwork is viewed as integral to geography teaching and acclaimed benefits often include holistic, student-driven learning, where all the senses are engaged and the impacts are more than cognitive. While these benefits are often assumed, in this paper, I argue that geography fieldwork in schools is often teacher-led and focused on the…
Descriptors: Geography, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Journal Writing
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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
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Hutchinson, Nick – Geographical Education, 2013
The Australian Curriculum Cross-curriculum priorities and the Australian Curriculum: Geography both include the term "world views." The meaning of world views, the development of world views as part of the history of geographic thought, and the adoption world of views by teachers and students, affect the ways in which geography is taught…
Descriptors: World Views, Foreign Countries, Geography, History
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Catling, Simon – Geographical Education, 2013
This article provides an insight into the development of primary geography since the inception of the national curriculum in England in the late 1980s. It is hoped this is informative as the "Australian Curriculum: Geography Foundation to Year 12" is introduced to and implemented in primary schools. It draws out various matters which…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Geography, Geography Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Purnell, Ken – Geographical Education, 2013
The introduction of Geography as a compulsory learning area from Foundation year, such as Kindergarten, to Year 8 in Australia provides new opportunities for learning and teaching. Opportunities, in part, will be driven by challenges associated with the introduction of this learning area. Key challenges are about variability: in take-up of the…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Slater, Frances A. – Geographical Education, 1975
Presents examples of how fundamental geographic concepts, such as location and spatial interaction, may be used in the secondary classroom to stimulate inquiry learning. Available from: Business Manager, Geographical Education, Sydney Teachers College, P.O. Box 63, Camperdown, N.S.W. 2050, Australia. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Education, Concept Formation, Curriculum Research
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Cox, Bernard – Geographical Education, 1973
To bring everyday life into the classroom, curriculum content and pedegogical practices must be amended.. The idea that discovery learning can enhance the curricular relevance of geography is supported by the nature of geography as a discipline and by educational studies. (JH)
Descriptors: Discovery Processes, Experiential Learning, Geography, Geography Instruction
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