GTAV members can now download the June issue of Interaction. Back issues of Interaction dating from 2001 are also available for GTAV members to download.
Geographies of Interconnections – why consumption matters
Australian Curriculum: Geography and interconnection
Geography of a pencil
The concept of interconnection
Place and liveability
Tsunami: The Ultimate Guide
The literacy of Geography
Small children blog about big issues
Year 6 natural disaster inquiry unit
New Zealand is a great education resource right on our doorstep where we can bring earth science alive to our students. Call it your classroom in the great outdoors... for Geography - Earth Sciences - Conservation & Environmental Science - Sustainable Tourism - Farming & Agricultural - Indigenous studies and more...
Relative to Australia, all these experiences are contained within a small area that is easily travelled over in a short time. So much can be packed into the time when an organised tour takes the group efficiently from one venue to the next. This professional development conference will address the new Australian Geography Curriculum and help you implement new resources into your classrooms for interactive lessons.
>> View AGTA 2015 conference details including resource papers demonstrating the links New Zealand provides to the teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Geography.
The VCAA website currently has the old VELS curriculum labelled AusVELS until they shortly release the new AusVELS-AC curriculum.
This is the link to VCAA website to the new Geography course for next year for Foundation to Year 10. It is only missing the Glossary, reference to the three Cross Curriculum Priorities and hyperlinks. These will be released shortly in the AusVELS-AC area of the VCAA website. It is a bit difficult to find on the VCAA website so we present it here.
GTAV is continuing to focus on supporting teachers and schools in the implementation this exciting new Geography curriculum through Professional Learning and Conferences.
AGTA presents biennial awards to producers of materials used in the teaching of geography.
Entries should be sent to
AGTA Awards Convenor
c/- Concordia College,
45 Cheltenham St, Highgate SA 5063
Closing date: Friday 19th September 2014
Seventy Primary teachers gathered at the Melbourne Museum on the 26 May to hear about Place-Based Learning from Award winning My Place author Nadia Wheatley.
Nadia focussed on our seven new Australian Curriculum Geography concepts of Place, Space, Interconnection, Change,Environment, Sustainability and Scale. She related them to the indigenous Pupanya model of education Ngurra that places Country at the centre of learning. Naida allowed us to imagine a world where there was one word for land, home, homeland, neighbourhood, habitat,environment,burrow, nest ... Ngurra (Country) is at the centre of everything.
This was followed by workshops on the new curriculum delivered by the Education Officers of the GTAV Stephen Latham and HTAV Richard Smith along with speakers from the GTAV Global Education Project Marilyn Snider, Melbourne and Immigration Museums, AgriFood Skills, Sovereign Hill and author Marianne Ward. A full array of publishers displayed their Geography and History resources.
This well attended event on Monday 12th May was a great opportunity for VCE teachers to provide their input on the draft of the new VCE course. This was also our first GTAV Webinar and the feedback has been extremely positive. Many questions and comments were fielded from the floor by VCAA's Monica Bini and also Review Panel members Ray Pask and Stephen Cranby. Thank you to the many members who responded either to the VCAA or made contributions to the GTAV Submission. Particular thanks to the GTAV Committee who met on Saturday 17th May at the start of the Strategic Planning Day to develop the GTAV Submission. Pictured right:
Click here for the link to a colour poster for the 2014 Competition. Please encourage and facilitate an entry from all of your Years 10 to 12 students. It is great subject promotion and the Awards night is a highlight of the year. Students need to submit a photo or image of an urban problem and explain the problem and their idea for a solution in 200-300 words. Closing date is 24th August 2014.
Members of the wider Geography community gathered together recently for a terrific evening at The Royal Society of Victoria. The Patron’s Function, incorporating the AGM, has become a key event in the GTAV calendar – this was a night where representatives of industry with a keen interest in Geography, members from the tertiary sector, GTAV Life members and Friends, and teachers of Geography across all education sectors came together to be a part of the forum which debated the issue ”Does Victoria need another national park?”
Special thanks to our forum panel members Dr Chris Taylor, Dr Bill Birch, Tim Johnston and David Blair and GTAV Patron Rob Gell, our facilitator. We appreciated the passion that they brought to the debate and thank the audience for their lively involvement.
The GTAV AGM highlighted the achievements of the GTAV during 2013 and we are delighted to announce that the GTAV Founders’ Address at the 2014 Annual Conference will be in honour of GTAV Life member, Hec Gallagher.
Pictured at the AGM are Christine Lower and Life Members John Collins, Rob Berry, Hec Gallagher and Bill Stringer along with GTAV Executive Officer Libby Hillman.