Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Why Geography Matters: Australia Edition

Right now Australia is in the process of making national curricula for various subjects.  Math, science, English, and history already have drafted proposal.  Geography's proposed curriculum is currently be debated.  Controversy exists as it looks like geography will only be required up to Year 8 with Years 9-10 being elective (For comparison, history is scheduled to be required up to Year 10).

The Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) combined with various states' Royal Geographical Societies are protesting the unfinished draft curriculum by spreading around various educational resources on the importance of geography.  The AGTA's resources page has been passed along to me for its to primary "why geography matters" resources: Australia Needs Geography and Geography: It's Essential.

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