Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
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Total Time Commitment:
125 hours total commitment. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
You must have successfully completed the following subject/s prior to enrolling in this subject
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject builds on the concepts introduced in Learning Area Geography 1. Drawing on research on the diversity of secondary students’ learning needs and research on effective assessment, teacher candidates will explore how to personalise the learning experience of each student within this discipline area.
This unit will develop teacher candidates’ understanding of teaching geographical tools and skills, particularly the central place of fieldwork and inquiry learning experiences. A variety of geographical resources developed for teaching such as maps, graphs and statistics, and photographs will be used to investigate the components of planning a sequence of skill development. Teacher candidates will understand the role and importance of developing spatial literacy in secondary schools. Fieldwork, including residential fieldwork, is also an essential part of the course.
The connection between geography, technology and society will be a focus. Through research and reflection students will explore and critique recent developments in Geography education and their impact upon curriculum design and teaching approaches to develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues in geography education. This unit will ask teacher candidates to explore the established research field of geography education to engage in small-scale inquiry in a school.
Teacher Candidates’ capacity to use literacy and numeracy strategies within the context of geography is developed. For example, calculating distances from scales, computing statistical data, writing in specific genres including argumentative essays and fieldwork reports.
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
The subject covers a range of the National Professional Standards for Teachers (for Graduate Teachers). In particular, the subject will contribute to students attaining the following standards:
1.2 Understand how students learn
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2 Content selection and organisation
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
There are 3 assessment tasks:
Literature review, 1200 words, due mid-semester, 30%
Presentation, 15 minutes, as individually scheduled, 20%
Case study of practice in a geography classroom, 2000 words, late semester, 50%
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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