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Building geography’s new frontier : implementing the Australian Curriculum Geography

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Kenneth PurnellKenneth Purnell
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 curriculum; teacher expertise in Geographical education; and resourcing. These challenges are examined in the context of the opportunities they afford for focussed teaching and learning in Geography that draws upon teacher expertise and quality resourcing. The importance of designing and implementing high quality learning experiences for students, based clearly on the Australian Curriculum Geography, is discussed using an exemplar.

History

Volume

26

Start Page

42

End Page

51

Number of Pages

10

ISSN

0085-0969

Publisher

Australian Geography Teachers Association

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); School of Education and the Arts (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Geographical education.