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Useful resources for pre-service and current geography teachers in Australia, particularly NSW. Resources aimed at helping develop holistic, passionate and creative geography educators who foster a love of learning in their students. Set up specifically for students studying EDCZ25800 at Avondale College, but available for anyone who falls into the above.
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Multiple Intelligences by  Dr. Thomas Armstrong

Multiple Intelligences by  Dr. Thomas Armstrong | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
This page provides general background information about the theory of multiple intelligences, practical strategies for using the theory in learning and teaching, and resources for further study.
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As a secondary teacher it is essential to teach utilising multiple intelligences if you want to engage your students. Read this summary and think how you might /could incorporate intelligences into your geography teaching.

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Leigha Tew's comment, April 9, 2013 1:45 AM
This is a short, concise summary on the implications of and possibilities for incorporating learning via activities that make use of multiple intelligences. The awareness of these intelligences and utilising teaching strategies which maximise the function of these intelligences could be the key to students excelling in our classrooms. In Geography, the broad and varied nature of our content and its applications obliterates restriction of incorporating such a teaching strategy, indeed teachers of geography are limited to incorporating multiple-intelligence learning activites only by their creativity.
Gavin Bowyer's comment, April 29, 2013 1:09 AM
I am definitely not a fan of personality types and testing and people being so consumed by trying to peg another person in their behaviors of characteristics. I believe that it diminishes individual growth and stunts developed of autonomy and independence. That said, I am a big fan of the multiple intelligences theory, as even only having eight categories of intelligences that people are aware of is a vast improvement on one or two. It provides a framework for diversification of tasks within a classroom to maximise the effectiveness of learning. Even if a student is a great spatial thinker, it does not mean that a naturalist based lesson will be lost, as it is all variation and new and interesting. The challenge as always is to ensure that one finds a way to keep being inventive and creative with the delivery of content as it so easily lends itself (as a throwback to the past) to liguistic/logic.
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nc-geography-australians-need.pdf

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lightbulb_tree's comment, April 1, 2013 7:39 PM
A sound case is made for why Australians need geography. The benefits of studying (and enjoying) geography are persuasively presented, leading one to agree that the integrated model of social education is overcrowded and is minimizing the significant framework provided by geography: to understand the world around us. It is geography, when taught correctly, that molds, through academic discipline and practical explorations, interested and informed citizens. In any socio-economic and political climate, Australia needs Australians who need geography.
Leigha Tew's comment, April 2, 2013 12:59 AM
This article examines the need for and outlines the benefits of including geography in the curriculum until at least year ten. Geography is about enquiry, change, investigating issues and the discussion and development of practical solutions. The drop in Year 12 enrolment in Geography has reflected the necessity of geographical understanding in society. Australia needs individuals who are socially, spatially and politically literate, who understand physical and human geography, and its implications in order to guide and improve the direction of our nation in an ‘everyday’ and political capacity. Teaching geography is about the nurturing of these citizens and by incorporating geography teaching into the core curriculum, Australia has a better chance to develop and excel.
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All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
We have created 10 activities for teaching about geography using Times content, all related to the National Geography Standards.
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Gavin Bowyer's comment, April 29, 2013 1:17 AM
Awesome article! I think it is critical that people are helped to understand the importance of global knowledge and understanding when they are so often already heavily involved in the global world. It has great tips and activities that can be used and a nice link to other resources. I personally found the discussion on mental mapping interesting, and I also feel like mapping skills are suffering as a result of smart phones and gps navigation devices, with people needing to use them to find even basic locations, or places they have been previously - something that I have thought about and endeavor to not take for granted myself.
Rachel Goods's comment, August 22, 2013 9:58 PM
This article is very helpful, as someone how doesn't have a lot of background in geography and let alone teaching it to students! It is very easy to read and understand, I think it is easy cause it is worded in a very relevant and current terms. This will not only make it easier for students to understand, but make it more fun and interactive for them.
Jordan Macpherson's comment, November 4, 2013 11:52 PM
This article can defiantly help those teachers that struggle to teach Geography. This article has plenty of little ideas to use to help students understand the concept of any subject. The best thing that I enjoy about this article is the fact at how each idea is well presented and easy to understand, aswell as each of the headings being 21st century related eg. No. 6 about the Iphones. All of this will interest the students and get them to interact with the teacher and what is asked as it is excitable to the students.
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geogstandards.pdf

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Leigha Tew's comment, April 16, 2013 1:38 AM
Outcomes based evaluation isn't simply a concept for consideration in unit and lesson planning for students. Constant pedagogical development can be considered within a framework of professional standards or outcomes for teachers, and specifically geography teachers. Focussed goals or baselines of achievement, knowledge and skills for geography teachers can direct personal development improvement and be used as an assisting guide in self-evaluation of quality teaching.
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Highly Effective Teachers

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Rachel Goods's comment, October 16, 2013 8:34 PM
These pages on how to be a highly effective teacher, puts it into theory of how to assess weather a teacher is highly effective or not. I liked the the dis-positional cluster model, I think it summed the whole thing up quite well, giving five sections that a highly effective teacher would cover, theses include passionate, authentic, communicative, committed and creative. There is a difference between knowing all this stuff, then to actually put it into practice.
bree's comment, November 5, 2013 4:04 AM
This article really makes me think twice about how much work, effort and time I should be putting into my lessons as well as knowledge. I really enjoyed reading 'Using the Dispositional Cluster Model (DCM) to describe effective teachers' part of the article as it opened my perspective of how a teacher should act and be. Such as commited, organised and caring.
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Geographical Association - 'Teach Geography' Video

Geographical Association - 'Teach Geography' Video | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.
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A great little video to make you think about what it is to be a geography teacher. 

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Tara Hansen's comment, March 25, 2013 9:07 PM
This 'Teach Geography' video outlines the benefits of learning about and teaching geography, identifying geography as a means of accessing information about the world around us. It looks at teaching geography in such a way as to inspire imagination in the students, to show them a world outside what they know. It takes teaching geography to the next level, outside of the mundane classroom that is too often associated with learning, and into the amazing things the world around us has to offer.
Leigha Tew's comment, March 26, 2013 12:15 AM
This visual presentation, though motivating and inspiring with its pop music and well-intentioned text, challenges us as teachers to pull real world concepts into the classroom and teach them as present truths in order to encourage students to think critically, analytically and practically as problem-solvers. To enlighten the students of this concept: that our present behaviours and attitudes have present and future global implications. To expand students awareness of the world around and explain connections between natural, political and socio-economic triggers and events or causes and effects.
Jordan Macpherson's comment, April 1, 2013 11:48 PM
I think this video has done a good job in showing us that Geography isn’t just a subject to fill up a subject line for students, but more as a positive visualization inspiring others to consider Geography as a subject they will actually be able to gather relevant, worldly information from. The video includes benefits that you will get from learning about geography and how that can be useful outside of the classroom. Also, it shows that is more to geography that looking at books and maps inside the classroom, but there is a whole world outside ready to be explored.
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The Australian Curriculum: A look through the lens of Christian education.

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Rader's GEOGRAPHY 4 KIDS.COM

Rader's GEOGRAPHY 4 KIDS.COM | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Geography4Kids.com! The web site that teaches physical geography and earth science basics to everyone!
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OzGeographyTeaching » DESIGNING THE CURRICULUM

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Good insigfor on the Australian Curriculum for per-service teachers.

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Mapping the world Lastupdate:- Wed, 6 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT GreaterKashmir.com

Mapping the world Lastupdate:- Wed, 6 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT GreaterKashmir.com | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
One week workshop on Application of Remote Sensing Geographical Information System GIS and Global Positioning System GPS in Resource Management organized by department of Geography and Regional Development University of Kashmir concluded The theme...
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Interesting insight into what GIS and GPS is used for.

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Jordan Macpherson's comment, November 4, 2013 11:41 PM
I dont get this article
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John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game | Video on TED.com

John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them.
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As John Hunter demonstrates, great things can be achieved with your students if you think 'outside the box' in how you approach your teaching. 

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lightbulb_tree's comment, March 25, 2013 6:40 AM
Wow. John Hunter puts the buzz words to use with his World Peace game. Humbly accepting the collective wisdom of students, he facilitates this complex problem solving based game of consequential, critical and creative thinking. As space is valued in art, Hunter inspires others to clear the space for students to engage, contribute, and create their own deep learning experiences. This is a fantastic example of success in non-traditional teaching.
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Richard Florida: Why Creativity is the New Economy - Culture and Society - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV

Richard Florida: Why Creativity is the New Economy - Culture and Society - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Dr Richard Florida is professor of Business and Creativity at the University of Toronto and he delivers this talk – Why Creativity is the New Economy at The RSA in London.
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Leigha Tew's comment, November 6, 2013 9:56 PM
Engaging creative thinking skills, idea collaboration, teamwork and communication are becoming the most sought after skills by 21st century employers. Encourage individuality and unique creative abilities in our classrooms, intrinsically or for the purpose of problem solving is a currently undervalued criteria in the education system. As an educator, enhancing student achievement by encouraging potential and connecting it with opportunity, is one of my biggest dreams. It is time for the education to catch up with the 'new economy' and start recognising the true value of creativity.
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38 Maps You Never Knew You Needed

38 Maps You Never Knew You Needed | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Some prime examples of map porn for all my fellow amateur cartographers to get lost in. Get it?

Via Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)
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Zac Redman's comment, October 27, 2013 3:40 AM
a very interesting article, something to stimulate the brain and make us think. A great article to show students if they finish their work early and you need something to keep them entertained.
Rachel Goods's comment, November 4, 2013 6:52 PM
These are very interesting facts that would be a good hook to use in a class when you are talking about mapping.
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Geography | ACARA

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Teaching Geography

Teaching Geography | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
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A useful resource to expand your own knowledge

 

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Kyle Armstrong's comment, April 1, 2013 8:45 AM
I found Teaching Geography to be a very resourceful page, it provides relevant information and resources for the high school teacher to use. The rich in depth video cases following geographers in the field give the students an understanding as to how geography applies to them.
Jordan Macpherson's comment, April 1, 2013 11:59 PM
As well as giving ideas on how to teach geography to your class, teachers can pick up some valuable information on different topics which will help them better understand what they are teaching about. Not just in geography, but in every other subject out there, it is vital that you are able to hold the interest of your students during class, by effectively using different teaching strategies. This article shows the importance of different strategies, and I think, how students may prefer certain ones to others. This article and others like these will be very beneficial for me when I am out on prac and when I eventually do become a teacher.
Rachel Goods's comment, August 22, 2013 9:54 PM
This page is full of resources! This shows you new ways in which you can teach and also help you as a teacher to learn more about what you are teaching. The more you know, the easier it will be to teach your students and to help them when they don't understand. Watching to geographers working in the field also shows students how geography could be relevant to them.
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Draft F-12 Australian Curriculum-Geography Validation Version Aug2012.pdf

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Important to know the direction we are heading.

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17 main qualities that a successful geography teacher must have | Geography | Knowledge Hub

17 main qualities that a successful geography teacher must have are as follows: (i) Thorough knowledge of the subject Like the teacher of any other subject a geography teacher should have a thorough
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How many of these do you have? Obviously some are key to being a successful teacher in general (not necessarily just a Geography Teacher) But the list is comprehensive. 

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Zac Redman's comment, April 1, 2013 5:24 AM
This page shows what Dey believes to be the 17 main qualities and good teacher needs. The importance of teachers not just to teach but also to continue to learn is one major point that Dey mentions. Things are always being invented, discovered or modified so it is upto teachers to stay up to date with these things for the students benefits.
Kyle Armstrong's comment, April 1, 2013 8:29 AM
This article was a good indicator as to how we can improve on the effectiveness of our lessons, by incorporating the 17 teaching qualities, we as teachers should be able to make lessons more engaging and relevant to the age and needs of the student. It is important that we continue to learn after finishing our degrees, information about Geography is constantly changing, therefore we should always be up to date with our information. As geography teachers we also need to be able to incorporate out of class excursion, this gives a break from the routine of inside classes and gives relevance to the students.
Rachel Goods's comment, November 4, 2013 6:48 PM
Just because you are the teacher it doesn't mean that you have stopped learning. New things are always coming out, therefor you do not know everything! I think it is also good to inform your students that you do not to know everything, but will always do your best to find out answers for them. This was a key point that was made, it also makes it easier when it does come to questions you do not know answers to.
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GTA_HSC_presentation_Feb_2012.pdf

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lightbulb_tree's comment, April 1, 2013 7:35 PM
Notable points of weakness in student learning across the state manifest in practical mapping activities, such as topography bearing and cross section, and in applying definitions of geographical terminology. The review stressed the importance of critical case study selection – choosing illustrations that position the student to best understand geographical concepts, not just those of interest to the teacher! Additionally, it is crucial to equip students with basic literacy skills - neat layout, handwriting clarity, spelling, sentence structure, and the comprehension of syllabus jargon.
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Introduction to Population Density

Introduction to Population Density | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Students learn a formula for calculating population density. Then they explore U.S. Census data.
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A ICT based lesson activity of Population Density. Other good lesson ideas on site. 

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Zac Redman's comment, October 27, 2013 3:34 AM
Once again National Geographic has produced a great educational article, this time it is on Population Density. National Geographic explains this idea simply and sets it out in a easy to understand style. All teachers, not just geography teachers could teach their students about population density from this article.
Rachel Goods's comment, November 4, 2013 6:50 PM
National Geographic has made this topic of population density easy to read and easy to convey to your students, to gain the best understanding from them as possible.
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What are the aims and objectives of teaching Geography to students?

The aims of teaching Geography are intimately connected with the functions and values. Geography teaching aims at nothing less than an understanding of the inter-action of the vast natural environments on the surface of the earth on entire humanity.
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lightbulb_tree's comment, March 25, 2013 6:10 AM
Prakash comments on the place of geography (ha) in the matrix of isolated subjects taught at high school level. Great points are articulated that may form a handy reply to any glazed-eyed digital native in the classroom – and for reminding ourselves of the wonderful relevancy of our subject to every facet of life on planet Earth. Prakash raises the point that healthy citizenship and, by inference, a sense of identity, is fostered in a geography classroom. I hadn’t reflected on how the shaping of values towards humankind is overtly moulded in geography. Its aims and objectives are noble indeed.
Leigha Tew's comment, March 25, 2013 11:47 PM
As geography is such a holistic subject, there can be immediate value in keeping focus to a small number of goals when lesson planning. Tying the relevance of each lesson, to the following aims as outlined in this article (Practical aim, cultural/intellectual aim and social/citizenship aim) could be very helpful in keeping grounded to what I believe is the very base of geography – ‘responsibly investigating the Earth, society and their inter-actions for the purpose of contributing to a better world’. This article is a healthy and relevant list of aspirations for geography teachers.
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Geographical Association - GTIP Think Piece - Developing Pupils' Writing Through Geography

Geographical Association - GTIP Think Piece - Developing Pupils' Writing Through Geography | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.
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Literacy and numeracy are key to all KLAs. This article has some great thoughts on developing literacy in geography.  

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Jordan Macpherson's comment, November 4, 2013 11:38 PM
The key concepts of this article are really quite interesting. I really liked the line that said ' Geography, like any subject discipline, has a very specific language and we should use the particular forms of language and literacy best suited to posing and answering geographical questions.' This statement is one to follow when participaring in Geography exercises.
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What can you do with geography?

We all know that geography is important; but what can you do with it? As students across the country prepare for the 2012 National Geographic Bee, we've expl...
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A useful video for helping students see the practical applications of this subject as well as where it could take them. 

 

Very well put together.

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Bree Janbroers's comment, March 26, 2013 10:36 PM
This is a great resource for those students who are visual learners. It demonstrates a variety of topics from natural disasters to the way society/people live. This video also links and relates how our ‘gadets and tools ‘ can be used to either impact or help the earth; which can grasp a better concept for the students.
Rachel Goods's comment, November 4, 2013 6:55 PM
It is an interesting video that covers a variety of natural disasters and how it relates to where people live and how it is important. Another great visual tool to use in the classroom.
Leigha Tew's comment, November 6, 2013 9:48 PM
Geographical literacy opens up unlimited possibilities for future adventures and careers. Utilising geography skills and knowledge is a practice employed by many different professions on a global scale. It is essential to highlight the significance of learning content and of learning experiences to the students. Always make learning relevant.
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Is Australia Serious About Asia? : Global Brief

Is Australia Serious About Asia? : Global Brief | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Global Brief is a top-tier international affairs magazine with a heavy global readership. It was founded in 2009.
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Relevant content for Stage 5 Geography NSW. Interesting issues to raise with your classes. 

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Wade Davis: Gorgeous photos of a backyard wilderness worth saving | Video on TED.com

Ethnographer Wade Davis explores hidden places in the wider world -- but in this powerful short talk he urges us to save a paradise in his backyard, Northern Canada.
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Worth watching.

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Gina Al-Ali's comment, March 23, 2013 10:17 PM
Wade Davies talks about the beautiful area of Sacred Headwaters in north Cananda and how the greed of humans is endangering the natural habitat. Shell mining company plans on building an open gold and copper mine which will process 30,000 tonnes of rock a day for 30 years resulting in millions of tonnes of waste and toxic chemicals being dumped into lakes. This, plus the addition plan to build roads and pipelines, endangers the land, waters and the way of life for thousands of people, including the local Tahltan tribes. The Sacred Headwaters is the home, sanctuary and burial ground of ancestors to the native people and the goal is to help and encourage the Shell company to protect the land.
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More Google Earth Sweetness

More Google Earth Sweetness | Geography Education & Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Last Friday, I mentioned the sweet Google Earth Tour Guide feature. But the updated Google Earth is more than just Tour Guides. The Earth Gallery has also gotten an upgrade. The Gallery is some 100...

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