The Geography Teachers’ Association of NSW & ACT will hold its first two-day regional conference of 2019 on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May in Kiama.

The GTA Regional Conference in the Field: Observe, Inquire, Create will be held over two days at the luxurious Sebel Harbourside, 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama.

Day One of the conference – the first session updates teachers on current research on the role of geographic fieldwork in improving and enriching student outcomes. The second session involves teachers in practical fieldwork activities in coastal, rainforests environments and urban areas where teachers will select and apply strategies to develop geographic knowledge and skills that can be implemented with their students.

Day Two – teachers work in small groups to broaden their knowledge and improve their teaching practice by selecting and using the knowledge and skills from the previous day’s fieldwork activities to create a sequence of fieldwork activities that will engage students in fieldwork and enhance geographic knowledge and skills.

The afternoon of Day 1 will be devoted to small group fieldwork:

  • Stream 1: Urban Geography – Shellharbour Municipality and Kiama
  • Stream 2: Stream 2: Biomes and Food – Crooked River Winery and The Pines, Artisan Micro Dairy
  • Stream 3: Mountains to the Sea – Minnamurra Rainforest and Minnamurra River
  • Stream 4: Where the Sea meets Land – Shellharbour, Killalea State Park and Killalea Beach, Bombo Beach, Kiama Blowhole

Regional Conference registration opens Friday 29 March on the GTA website – www.gtansw.org.au

Download – GTA Kiama regional conference program and presenters

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