The study of geography looks at where things are, why they are there and how humans interact with environments. It involves students investigating geographical issues including contemporary concepts such as sustainability. Students:

  • ask questions
  • acquire information
  • analyse data
  • evaluate consequences
  • contribute to the management of physical, social, cultural and built environments.

These skills are outlined in the K–10 geographical inquiry skills continuum.

Students of geography are encouraged to form and express their own ideas and arguments while critically assessing the opinions of others. This forms a basis for a deep understanding of geographical issues; active and informed civic participation and responsible membership of society.

The programming section may help with the teaching of Stages 4 and 5 geography.

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