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Geography takes centre stage: Australia’s new national curriculum

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Kenneth Purnell, N Hutchinson
A key moment in Australian education history has arrived. For the first time Australian governments have agreed to have a national curriculum for schools from K-12 from 2011 on. What that might look like, particularly for Geography, is the focus of our discussion. What this means for geography to be ‘centre stage’ now in the national curriculum as a stand-alone subject and what the geography curriculum, assessment and pedagogy might look like in Australia in the near future is examined. We argue that ICTs will be critical in geographical education as this new era unfolds.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

21

Start Page

8

End Page

14

Number of Pages

7

ISSN

0085-0969

Location

Brisbane, Qld

Additional Rights

Copy of author's accepted manuscript self-archived in this repository with publisher's permission.

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Geographical Education