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Why Study Geography?

 

Through the study of geography students are able to make sense of the world around them.  They are able to explore the processes that shape our world while building and acknowledging their prior knowledge. 

Students will be challenged to take greater responsibility for creating appropiate frameworks for their own learning, apreciate different perspectives and view points while taking accountability for the structure and success of their own year plan.

Through the study of geography students will develop skills that will enable them to operate in an ever changing world as 21st century learners.  Students will be able to:

  • recognise the responsibilities they have in relation to other people, the environment and the long term sustainability of the world.
  • build on and expand their personal expereineces of both natural and cultural environments.
  • think spatially; through the exploration of ways inwhich features are arranged on the earths surface and the processes responsible for these.
  • undertake fieldwork investigations outside of the classroom context.
  • develop an awareness of the connections between people and place.
  • investigate contemporary geographic issues and consider peoples perspectives and solutions.

Cirriculum Links:
Level 6  Level 7 Level 8
# Understand that natural and cultural environments have particular characteristics and how environments are shaped by processes that create spatial patterns.
 # Understand how the processes that shape natural and cultural environments change over time, vary in scale and from place to place, and create spatial patterns.

# Understand how interacting processes shape natural and cultural environments, occur at different rates and on different scales, and create spatial variations.
# Understand how people interact with natural and cultural environments and that this interaction has consequences.

# Understand how people's perceptions of and interactions with natural and cultural environments differ and have changed over time.
# Understand how people's diverse values and perceptions influence the environment, social and economic decisions and responses that they make.


Learning Pathways:
Many geography standards now have numeracy and literacy accreditation:
Level One:


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Tertiary Education:
Social Sciences (Anthropology, Geography, History, Travel and Tourism), Education, Hospitality, Photogrammetrrists, Urban and Regional Planning, Surveying, G.I.S Analyst, Sciences (Geology, Earth Sciences, Geomorphology, Climatology), Business Analyst, Real Estate.




 



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