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Perspectives: Rigor for life. Queensland Academics respond to the Studies of Society and Environment debate

Hoepper, Brian A., Henderson, Deborah J., Fien, John, Sim, Cheryl, Alexander, Don, & Bond, Peter R. (2000) Perspectives: Rigor for life. Queensland Academics respond to the Studies of Society and Environment debate. The Courier Mail, p. 19.

Abstract

This newspaper article in the Perspective section of the Courier Mail defends the introduction of the Key Learning Area (KLA) of Studies of Sociery and Environment (SOSE) in the midst of the debates about its worth by referring to the significance of history and geography in the curriculum; the need for rigor in learning and the value of critical thinking in terms of intellectual skills and as a life skill. Finally it explores the broader debate about what education is for. The article defends SOSE against the unfounded neo-conservative critiques.

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ID Code: 3322
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: critical thinking, significance of history and geography, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), intellectual rigor, what is education for, SOSE debates, Key Learning Area (KLA), neo, conservative critiques
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 News Ltd
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 00:05

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