This course provides an overview of the new Geography 7-10 syllabus and key considerations for using the syllabus effectively. The course aims to clarify the nature of geographical inquiry and the concepts, tools and skills that are central to teaching and learning in Geography.
Course participants will engage in ‘hands on’ activities to develop more fully their understanding of the various ways that elements of the syllabus can be integrated, while ensuring essential requirements are met.
The first part of the course will be devoted to outlining the concepts, tools and skills of the syllabus and providing sample strategies for integration. Participants will then compare and analyse different approaches to a scope and sequence, using examples provided.
The second part of the course will focus on two key emphases in the new syllabus – fieldwork and spatial technologies – in ways that enable teachers to understand the intent of the syllabus and how these areas can be delivered to meet student needs and interests.
Engaging in these activities will help build teacher confidence and generate a multitude of ideas for the classroom. The course will encourage the sharing of resources and ideas and provide the opportunity to discuss questions relating to the implementation and teaching of the new Geography syllabus.
Completing a Geography 7-10 – Using the New Syllabus Effectively course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Teachers of Years 7-10 who wish to develop an understanding of the new NSW Geography syllabus and approaches to integrating key elements that present particular challenges for teachers, including fieldwork and spatial technologies.
There will be a range of plenary and small group delivery modes.
The presentations support teachers to develop coherent and effective teaching and learning programs.