Available late September – early October 2020

Understanding the focus of the Place and Liveability unit is key for effectively teaching Stage 4 Geography in NSW.
This professional development course, created by Katerina Stojanovski and Dr Paul Batten on behalf of GTA NSW & ACT, examines strong approaches to teaching about Place and Liveability. The course explores influences and perceptions, access to services and facilities, environmental quality, community and enhancing liveability.

The purpose of the course is to build teachers’ understanding of these key ideas. By completing the learning activities participants will demonstrate their capacity to create engaging Geography lessons.

Skills developed in this course include:
• applying knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of Geography to develop engaging teaching activities (NESA Standard 2.1.2),
• selecting and/or creating and using a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning. (NESA Standard 3.4.2) and,
• contributing to collegial discussions to improve professional knowledge and practice (NESA Standard 6.3.2).

The course is designed for flexible delivery, where participants can start, progress and finish at times convenient to them. The collaboration is in a ‘pay it forward’ style, where participants engage with previous contributions and contribute themselves – learning in the process, but also adding to the galleries of exemplars and case studies for future participants to review.

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