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  • Volume 21 Phillip's Australian School Atlas [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Paterson, Geoffrey
      Review(s) of: Phillip's Australian School Atlas, by London: Octopus Publishing Group, 2007, 216 pages, pbk, ISBN 9780540091539.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Pearson Primary Atlas [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Canny, Margaret
      Review(s) of: Pearson Primary Atlas, by Melbourne: Pearson Education, Australia, 2007, 143 pages, pbk, ISBN 9780733988837.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human
           Well-being [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Wallis, Rob
      Review(s) of: Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being, by Washington DC and Nairobi: World Resources, Institute, 2007, 148 pages, pbk, ISBN 9781569736425.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Jacaranda Primary Atlas: Teacher Resource Kit (3rd Ed.);
           Jacaranda Primary Atlas (3rd Ed.) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Canny, Margaret
      Review(s) of: Jacaranda Primary Atlas: Teacher Resource Kit (3rd Ed.), by Milton: John Wiley and Sons, 2008, ISBN 978073140718. Review(s) of: Jacaranda Primary Atlas (3rd Ed.), Milton: John Wiley and Sons, 2008, 231 pages, pbk, ISBN 9780731407118.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Hanging by a Thread: Cotton Globalization and Poverty in Africa
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lahtinen, Shirley
      Review(s) of: Hanging by a Thread: Cotton Globalization and Poverty in Africa, edited by William G. Moseley and Leslie C. Gray, Athens OH: Ohio University Press, 2008, 297 pages, pbk, ISBN 9780896802605.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Digital Geography: Geospatial Technologies in the Social Studies
           Classroom [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Kinniburgh, John C
      Review(s) of: Digital Geography: Geospatial Technologies in the Social Studies Classroom, edited by A. J. Milson and M. Alibrandi, Charlotte NC: Information Age, Publishing, 2008, 314 pages, pbk, ISBN 9781593116729. Includes references.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Campbell, Jenny
      Review(s) of: Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery, by Victoria Collingridge, Sydney: Film Australia, 2007, 4x55 minutes DVD.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smargiassi, Franco
      Review(s) of: Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment, by Nairobi: United National Education Programme, 2008, 290 pages, ISBN 9789280729016.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 A Lighter Footprint: A Practical Guide to Minimising Your Impact
           on the Planet [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Stanley, Alison
      Review(s) of: A Lighter Footprint: A Practical Guide to Minimising Your Impact on the Planet, by Angela Crocombe, Carlton North: Scribe Publications, 2007, 236 pages, pbk, ISBN 9781921215599.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Students' Alternative Conceptions in Geography
    • Abstract: Lane, Rod
      Within the contexts of learning and teaching there is a substantial (and growing) body of research indicating that students often bring to class a range of 'alternative frameworks' and 'na ve theories' (constructed from their prior experiences) that are inconsistent with currently accepted 'expert views'. While there is a significant body of work related to students' conceptions in some subject domains (namely Physics), there has been little research undertaken on the relationship between teacher awareness of student conceptions and effective pedagogy in Geography. The National Curriculum debate in Australia provides geographers with a unique opportunity to consider the role of students' preconceptions in the development of conceptual understanding in Geography and the implications of this for its pedagogy. This paper argues that an understanding of students' common preconceptions regarding core geographical concepts is a central component of a teacher's pedagogical content knowledge and that this knowledge is essential for the development of pedagogies that promote conceptual change and deep understanding in this domain. The paper provides a review of the literature concerning the nature and development of students' pre-instructional ideas and foreshadows an agenda for future research that will enhance our understanding of the relationship between student preconceptions and classroom practice in Geography. The term 'storm surge' refers to a sudden burst in storm activity which creates problems in the supply of electricity. Cyclones are a common cause of tsunamis. Heat from car exhausts is responsible for the Greenhouse Effect. Cold temperatures are the main cause of strong winds. Given the current debate surrounding the development of a National Curriculum for Geography, and the Deputy Prime Minister's recent announcement (Ferrari, 2008) that the National Curriculum design process needs to be informed by 'research' to determine 'the best possible methods of teaching', it is timely that we examine the research on evidence-based pedagogical approaches in Geography, especially as they relate to the development of student conceptual understandings. The works cited in this paper provide a succinct summary of earlier reported research.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Becoming Spatially Literate: What Makes Geography Geography?
    • Abstract: McInerney, Malcolm
      The need for spatial thinking and literacy in enhancing a geographer's approach to learning is emphasised. The role of spatial technology in understanding, appreciating and teaching geographical facts to students from a spatial perspective as opposed to a scientific perspective is discussed.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 An Investigation of the Impediments to Using Geographical
           Information Systems to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Mandatory Stage 5
           Geography in New South Wales
    • Abstract: Kinniburgh, John C
      Internationally, there has been growing support for the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a means of enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in Geographical education. Within the Australian secondary school context the adoption of GIS has not been widespread, with the notable exceptions of South Australia and Queensland. The international literature highlights numerous impediments to the implementation of GIS including its complexity; lack of support in schools; shortage of curriculum resources; and limited professional opportunities for teachers. The principal focus of this study is the impediments to using GIS to enhance learning and teaching in mandatory Stage 5 Geography in New South Wales. A key finding of the study is the impact that the School Certificate examination in Australian Geography has on the willingness of teachers to embrace the use of GIS. The examination, with its narrow focus on the factual recall of prescribed content, discourages teachers from integrating GIS into their classroom practice. This finding is unique and distinguishes this research from the results of previous studies.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Geography Breathes Again! Can Pragmatism Energise the
           Discipline?
    • Abstract: Robertson, Margaret E
      This article provides comment on opportunities for curriculum renewal provided for geographical education under the terms of the current Rudd Government's Education Revolution and developments associated with National Curriculum recommendations. Spatial concepts are core business for Geography. They provide a unique perspective on the world around us and enjoy new found significance in the debates related to visual literacies. Children embrace spatial-visual representation as part of their cognitive development. New technologies including digital mapping contribute to the power of children to find expression for their special places and voice their concerns for environmental issues. Developing skills with global positioning systems combined with Google Earth and local maps is an effective starting point. A case study in one regional Victorian primary school highlights educational, social and community benefits that can flow from learning partnerships with children and their worlds. The Federal government's Education Revolution and Nation Building rhetoric provides rich opportunities for 'old' disciplines. The place of Geography in the new National Curriculum is assured - provided the curriculum writers seize the initiative with innovative and creative practice. The historians have managed this elevation of status in the national agenda. So too can geographers. The lifeline was tossed from the previous Federal Minister the Honourable Julie Bishop with the commissioned study into the decline of geography in schools; Years 3-10 (DEEWR, 2008) and the development of recommendations for the national curriculum statement currently under way are an affirmation of goodwill. It is no secret that the best outcomes for public policy come from players who can use the official documents in applied and measurable ways (Rawling, 2003). As a discipline, in my view, we have not traditionally managed to take the signals and publicly manage them to great effect (Robertson, 2007a). The 'railway gauge' (Reid, 2005) mentality of separate states' curriculums has resulted in mixed fortunes for geography. Added to these divisions, their more recent various iterations of Essential Learnings and generic curriculum frameworks have tended to submerge the traditional disciplines including geography within localised school-based responses aimed at similarly broad learning outcomes. Unless linked with normative statewide assessment such as at upper secondary school, wide variations in outcomes are inevitable. These are not easily analysed for success with discipline specific competence. Arguably, there is need for leadership from within the discipline aimed much more at the public arena. Influential voices in policy need to hear from the discipline experts to know how to guide the knowledge revolution and Australia's future economy and social needs. As devotees of the discipline we know so well this translates to a call for public action. However, before entering this arena of public debate surrounding the new National Curriculum we need to be well armed with knowledge and understanding of both the theoretical or conceptual underpinnings of the architecture shaping the current educational debates. Knowing these we can then take the fundamental concepts of the discipline and help teachers, learners and the policy people to understand the relevance and importance of the discipline. This article attempts to link the rhetoric of the new Education Revolution with key concepts in Geography and then illustrate the application in a current case study of digital mapping techniques in middle primary school.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Geography Takes Centre Stage: Australia's New National
           Curriculum
    • Abstract: Purnell, Ken; Hutchinson, Nick
      Geographical knowledge and skills are fundamental to everyone's life. Geography is not a compulsory subject in Australian schools at present. However, Federal and State governments in Australia have recently agreed to have a national curriculum for schools from Kindergarten to Year 12 (K-12) for the first time. The national curriculum is to commence roll out in 2011. Geography will be a compulsory subject from K-12 and this has major implications for learning and teaching in schools. We argue that sophisticated use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) will be a key to the future of quality geographical education as this new era unfolds.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Chair of Director's Annual Report 2008
    • Abstract: McInerney, Malcolm
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Geography - Fundamental to Our Lives
    • Abstract: Purnell, Ken
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMT
       
 
 
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