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Teaching Secondary Geography

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  • Publication planned for: January 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2022
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108984638

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  • Geography is not only the study of the surface of the planet and the exploration of spatial and human - environment relationships, but also a way of thinking about the world. Guided by the Australian Curriculum and the Professional Standards for Teaching School Geography (GEOGstandards), Teaching Secondary Geography provides a comprehensive introduction to both the theory and practice of teaching Geography. This text covers fundamental geographical knowledge and skills, such as working with data, graphicacy, fieldwork and spatial technology, and provides practical guidance on teaching them in the classroom. Each chapter features short-answer and 'Pause and Think' questions to enhance understanding of key concepts, and 'Bringing It Together' review questions to consolidate learning. Classroom scenarios and a range of information boxes are provided throughout to connect students to additional material. Written by an author team with extensive teaching experience, Teaching Secondary Geography is an exemplary resource for pre-service teachers.

    • Bridges the gap between theory and practice in the classroom
    • Provides current and effective support for pre-service teachers in Australia
    • Introduces the discipline of Geography and its particular skills, knowledges, curriculum context and pedagogical approaches by drawing on research and teacher practice
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: January 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108984638
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 171 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2022
  • Table of Contents

    Part I Introducing Geography
    1. What is Geography?
    2. Core Knowledge through Case Studies
    Part II Geographical Skills
    3. The Graphicacy of Geography
    4. Working with Data
    5. Fieldwork Skills
    6. Using Spatial Technology
    Part III Teaching Geography
    7. The Inquiry Process in Geography
    8. What Makes My Geography Lesson Distinctive and Powerful?
    9. Fieldwork
    10. The General Capabilities' Synergy with Geography
    11. The Importance of Planning in Geography
    12. The Professionally Engaged Geography Teacher.

  • Authors

    Malcolm McInerney, University of South Australia
    Malcolm McInerney has taught geography in the South Australian education system since 1976. He has been actively involved in the promotion of geography in his work as Chair of the Australian Geography Teachers' Association (2008–13), as a member of the Australian Curriculum: Geography ACARA Advisory Panel (2009–2013) and Executive Director of Education Services Australia GeogSpace project. During these years Malcolm was also greatly involved in the use of spatial technology in geographical education. Malcolm is currently a Teaching Academic in Humanities Education at the University of South Australia and the Manager for Humanities Projects in the South Australian Department for Education.

    Susan Caldis, Macquarie University, Sydney
    Susan Caldis is a PhD candidate and sessional academic in the Macquarie School of Education at Macquarie University. During her doctoral candidature, Susan received a Faculty award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research and was hosted in Singapore by the Academy of Singapore Teachers as the Outstanding Educator In Residence for geographical education. Susan's research focus is about the transformation of practice amongst pre-service Geography teachers as they transition into the profession. Prior to doctoral studies, Susan held roles in school-based leadership and national curriculum development for Geography. Susan is a long-term advocate for geography education having twice held leadership roles in the state and national professional associations. Susan is also a recently appointed STEM Ambassador for geographical education.

    Stephen Cranby, Monash University, Victoria
    Stephen Cranby (recently retired) taught Geography in high schools for 30 years followed by 6 years teaching Geography Method at Monash University. He is a life member of the Geography Teacher's Association of Victoria, and a former chairperson of the Australian Geography Teachers Association. He was Chief Examiner for VCE Geography and has contributed to VCE Geography course design, assessment, and advice to teachers over many years. He has contributed to the writing of numerous geography textbooks and professional development workshops at state and national levels. He has organised and lead over 100 day and overnight fieldwork exercises with secondary students.

    John Butler, Flinders University of South Australia
    John Butler OAM has been a teacher and enthusiast of Geography all of his life. He has also been an adviser, a state-wide consultant, an author, an examiner, a curriculum developer and a school administrator. He has taught secondary school students in both government and private schools, and having retired after 40 years, now teaches methodology and curriculum to future teachers of Geography at Flinders University. He has received numerous awards including a medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to education. He has written or contributed to 40 books, mostly for secondary geography. In recent years he has written for both Primary and Secondary teachers on websites and in book series.

    Alaric Maude
    Alaric Maude is a retired Associate Professor of Geography, affiliated with Flinders University in Adelaide. He was the Lead Writer and then Writing Coach for the Australian Geography curriculum from 2009 to 2013. From that experience he wrote Understanding And teaching the Australian geography curriculum for primary schools, to help primary school teachers with the new curriculum. He has also published articles on sustainability and powerful geographical knowledge, and on adapting geography's concepts for use in schools. He was Chair of the Academy of Science's National Committee for Geographical Sciences from 2013 to 2017, and led the production of a report on Geography: Shaping Australia's Future.

    Susanne Jones
    Susanne Jones has been a primary and secondary teacher and leader in country and metropolitan schools. She has worked with teachers and leaders during the implementation of the Australian Curriculum. More recently she has worked with leaders and teachers to enable curriculum change and improve student learning, supporting their work in curriculum, assessment, moderation and writing improvement. She is currently a casual academic tutoring in HaSS for the School of Education, University of South Australia.

    Michael Patrick Law
    Mick Law is a geography teacher with a passion for embedding geospatial and other digital tools in his teaching and learning. He has been a writer, reviewer or 'critical friend' during the development of several state and national curricula as well as the author of several textbooks in the field of geography education. He is a terrible, but enthusiastic, dancer.

    Rebecca Nicholas
    Rebecca Nicholas has been teaching Geography for the last 21 years at a number of schools in both Queensland and Victoria. She has been involved with the Geography teaching associations at both a state and national level, volunteering on the Australian Geography Teachers Association executive for 5 years. Rebecca has also been involved in the writing and review of the Australian Curriculum: Geography, the 2019 Queensland Senior Geography syllabus and revisions of the VCAA Senior Geography syllabus. She has a passion for the use of spatial technologies and digital pedagogy in the classroom, and has presented at a variety of state and national conferences for the last 15 years. Rebecca has been involved in the development of resources to support teachers in both the primary and secondary classrooms. She currently works as a Deputy Principal focussing on Teaching and Learning at a public high school in Queensland.

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