Geographical inquiry in Australian schools : a retrospective analysis
Kidman, Gillian (2012) Geographical inquiry in Australian schools : a retrospective analysis. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 21(4), pp. 311-319.
This paper explores the occurrence of geographical inquiry in the Australian curriculum since Geography became a high school subject in 1911. In this historical overview, I reflect upon my own experiences of undertaking geographical inquiry during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Primary school geographical inquiry experiences can be virtually non-existent despite being advocated in syllabus documents. High school geographical inquiry experiences do exist in some classrooms, but that geographic drive is also necessary to complete a meaningful inquiry experience. Although geographical inquiry is heavily advocated in Australia’s new Australian Curriculum: Geography, more work is needed in this area relating to teacher professional learning.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Geographical inquiry, teacher professional learning, environmental education, curriculum|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Routledge|
|Deposited On:||03 Jan 2013 04:18|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 13:17|
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