Australian Curriculum Geography. Consultation draft. 16 January 2012. Learning areas. The Melbourne Declaration identifies eight learning areas including: Humanities and Social Sciences – history, geography , economics, business studies and civics and citizenship.
16 January 2012
The Melbourne Declaration identifies eight learning areas including:
Humanities and Social Sciences – history, geography, economics, business studies and civics and citizenship
The Australian Curriculum:
Information and communication technology competence (ICT)
Critical and creative
Personal and social competence
The geography curriculum is organised into two interrelated strands:
The curriculum explains key geographical concepts for the development of geographical understanding:
This strand includes the investigation of the facts, generalisations, principles, theories and models developed in geography.
Students apply their geographical knowledge to new situations or to solve problems by thinking and planning for action.
This strand includes skills used in the process of geographical inquiry:
Geographical inquiry and skills are in two-year bands that correspond to NSW stages.
This activity is based on the Achievement Standard for Year 6.
Read through the achievement standard.
Discuss if this is consistent with the knowledge and understanding and skills which you would expect for students at the end of a Year 6 geography course.
Analyse the achievement standards from K-6 or for Years 7-10 to see if they identify appropriate progression of achievement.
Each stage has an identified curriculum focus:
Geographical knowledge and understanding is organised according to ‘Place’, ‘Space’ and ‘Environment’ for each school year.
Geographical inquiry and skills is organised in stages.
Two units of study are identified for each year, one with a physical geography focus and the other with a human geography focus.
Geographical Inquiry and skills are organised in stages.
the draft curriculum
After your discussions and analysis of the geography curriculum your feedback would be appreciated. Send your feedback directly to:
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