Thursday, October 24, 2013

New free on-line resources from South Australia

Certainly worth a look! 

Over recent months I have been working with DECD on their "Making the Australian Curriculum work for us' resource to support the teaching and learning of the Australian Curriculum: Geography. The resources comes out of the 'Teaching for Effective Learning' initiative of DECD.  Lyn Jefferies (DECD Manager Pedagogy R-7) is involved in developing the materials and is doing some great work in ensuring the resource is useful to teachers and students . Lyn has recently posted on the DECD site the bits and pieces referenced in this blog posting. They are certainly worth a look! 

As you can see below the resource to date includes a creative animation, broadsheets on the curriculum and 'talking heads'. I understand there will be plenty more useful things to come.  It is great to see a jurisdiction doing such high quality and innovative work to support the implementation of geography in South Australian schools and inevitably beyond.

The Story of the learning areas animation. An excellent animation on 'What is Geography for'

Talking head on geography (sorry for the head!!)   

The geography curriculum, year by year, all on one page in the Learning Area Explorer.

Sound bites from the public on their perception of geography.

I encourage you, wherever you may be, to use these resources in any awareness work you are doing with your colleagues on the Australian Curriculum: Geography (or just on geography!). 

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