With the introduction of the Australian Curriculum in Geography throughout Australia in 2012, many qualified teachers will be required to teach Geography but have no background in the subject areas with which the discipline is concerned. This course seeks to provide a unique and timely opportunity for qualified teachers to upgrade their knowledge in order to meet the needs of primary and secondary students required to engage with the Australian Curriculum in Geography. Graduates of this program will be able to understand: basic terminology and concepts from Geography, with reference to global processes of social and environmental change; debates about development, sustainability and environmental change; spatial analysis; place and nature; current debates about land and resource use; and the need to integrate knowledge from the natural sciences and the social sciences. In addition they will be able to systematically investigate aspects of learning, change management or development within a learning setting; engage with key theoretical perspectives in education with a specialist focus on geographical education; reflect on workplace practices in education; and critically examine knowledge about processes that influence learning and achievement within work/learning contexts.
Completion of this degree will count towards 50% of the Master of Education.
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