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Geography

Resources

Curriculum area-specific resources have been developed to support teachers implementing the curriculum, organised by 'Help me plan', 'Help me find a teaching resource' and 'Help me assess'.

Overview of Geography

The Geography curriculum presents a structured way of exploring, analysing and understanding the characteristics of the places that make up our world, using the concepts of place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale and change. It addresses scales from the personal to the global and time periods from a few years to thousands of years.

Geography as a discipline integrates the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to build a holistic understanding of the world. Spatial thinking and geospatial technologies increasingly inform scholarship in these areas. In this sense, aspects of Geography are a component of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), fostering the development and application of distinctive STEM skills. Students learn to question why the world is the way it is, reflect on their relationships with and responsibility for that world and propose actions designed to shape a socially just and sustainable future.

The Geography curriculum  can be viewed on the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website

To learn about key components of the Geography curriculum, view presentation Introducing Geography

Contact

Leonie Brown, Geography Curriculum Manager

Phone (03) 9603 7923 or email the Geography Curriculum Manager

Professional associations

Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA)

The Australian Geography teacher professional association, affiliated with state and territory associations such as the GTAV, providing teachers with a biennial conference, curriculum and teaching resources and the journal of Geographical Education.

Geography Teachers Association of Victoria (GTAV) 

The Victorian Geography teacher professional association provides teachers with resources to support curriculum, assessment and pedagogy, and offers both professional learning activities and an annual state conference.