Useful resources for pre-service and current geography teachers in Australia, particularly NSW. Resources aimed at helping develop a deeper understanding of values education and ways values can be taught in the Geography classroom. Set up specifically for students studying EDCZ25800 at Avondale College, but available for all geography educators.
An interesting perspective on the importance of and how to develop a Christian world view within the context of social science subjects including Geography. Some valuable and insiteful points are made.
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Interesting insight into raising children / students with morals. (something that is intrinsic to the nature and teaching of geography.) Despite the fact that this article discusses mainly toddlers - 6yrs, There are relevant points to consider in the high school setting. Take a moment to ask yourself - as a Geography Educator, what am I doing to raise and educate moral students who will become active, involved and considerate members of society?
What is it? I have posted before about a website called Free Rice. This vocabulary game has the added benefit of donating rice to help end world hunger. For each correct answer, Free Rice donates 20 grains of rice on your behalf.
The 21st century is placing new demands on teachers and schools. Children are growing up in a society that is characterised by exponential change, escalating social issues and everchanging technology.
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Values education is an integral and essential part of education today. One of the key values to teach students is that of discernment. In this article, Beverly.J. Christian clearly addresses why this is such an important value and gives valuable tips on how to teach it. Discernment is one value that fits well in the teaching of Geography.
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