Australian Geography Teachers' Association

Ltd (AGTA)

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News

AGTA Conference, January 2015

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.

>> Download the conference latest flyer

>> View AGTA 2015 conference details  including resource papers demonstrating the links New Zealand provides to the teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Geography.

>> Register for the AGTA 2015 Conference

Latest issue of AGTA's Geographia now available

GeographiaThe December 2014 issue of AGTA's newsletter Geographia is now available. Contents include

  • AGTA members
  • Curriculum review
  • AGTA conference
  • AGTA website
  • AAAE membership
  • Teaching resources
  • Thinking geographically
  • Big Week Out
  • GeogSpace
  • National competition
  • Geography Olympiad
  • Around the affiliates

GeogSpace website

The GeogSpace website developed by AGTA and Education Services Australia (ESA) is now live. AGTA thanks all members of the writing and development teams for their outstanding contributions to this resource which will support the teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Geography. AGTA will be running special professional learning programs to support teachers in their use of this wonderful new resource. Further information about these programs can be obtained from AGTA Chair Malcolm McInerney.

>> Download GeogSpace flyer

Australian Curriculum: Geography

Following the meeting of Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood on 10 May 2013, ACARA has released the Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Geography. The Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) expresses its sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to the development of this new curriculum.

>> The Hon Peter Garrett MP's press release "Geography joins the new Australian Curriculum landscape"

Australian Geography Competition

Full details of the student competition here.

Mission

The Australian Geography Teachers' Association Inc seeks to: 

  1. foster the teaching and learning of geography in Australian schools and 
  2. enhance awareness of its application in society 
  3. promote and circulate the results of research into geography education 
  4. maintain a professional network through which teachers of geography in Australia may express opinions on educational matters 
  5. represent the interests of its member affiliates on national education decision making bodies.

AGTA supports and promotes the three values areas of democratic process, social justice and ecological sustainability. 

AGTA aims to serve geography teachers from years 1-12 and tertiary educators in all affiliate associations, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan. Additionally, it seeks to link with community members and other educators and researchers who have an interest in geographical education.

Further details are available at the AGTA Home Page.

Personnel

Chairperson
Dr Grant Kleeman
School of Education
Macquarie University
Sydney NSW 2109
Phone: (02) 9850 8676
Fax: (02) 9850 8674
Email: grant.kleeman@mq.edu.au

Deputy Chairperson
Ms Trish Douglas
Eltham College
1660 Main Rd
Research VIC 3095
Phone: (03) 9437 1421
Fax:
Email: tdouglas@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au

Immediate Past Chairperson
Mr Malcolm McInerney
Thebarton Senior College
40 Ashley St
Torrensville SA 5045
Phone: 0401 123 372
Fax:
Email: manning@chariot.net.au

Company Secretary
Ms Susan Caldis
PO Box 315
Artarmon NSW 1570
Phone: 0437 897 993
Email: susan.caldis@students.mq.edu.au

Company Treasurer
Ms Leonie Brown
407 Preston Hill Road
Snake Valley VIC 3351
Phone: 0427 847 275
Email: brownl@bmg.vic.edu.au


Appointed Directors
GAWA
Darryl Michie
Email: Darryl.Michie@education.wa.edu.au

GHTANT
Kate Minahan
Email:

GTANSW
Susan Caldis
Email: susan.caldis@students.mq.edu.au

GTASA
Greg Way
Email: gway@cabra.catholic.edu.au

GTAQ
Lerece Roberts
Email: lrobe34@eq.edu.au

GTAV Trish Douglas
Email: tdouglas@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au

TGTA
Wayne Sutton
Email: wayne.sutton@education.tas.gov.au

Geographical Education Editor
Mr Nick Hutchinson
School of Education
Macquarie University
Sydney  NSW  2109
Fax: (02) 9850 8674
Email:  nick.hutchinson@aces.mq.edu.au

AFSSSE Representatives
Rob Berry

Resources

Thinking Geographically DVD

Thinking Geographically DVDA ready-to-go professional development resource to support the F-10 Australian Curriculum: Geography. The DVD contains:

  • geographical thinking examples, exercises and articles
  • over 50 Thinkpieces on geography
  • curriculum planning and assessment processes and templates
  • 100s of links to geographical thinking and teaching of geography Internet sites
  • presentations and video resource links to support professional learning.

Australian orders: $99.00 Postage & GST inc.

>> Purchase using Visa/MasterCard or PayPal
>> Purchase using Australian school order  

Professional Development

Further details are available from the Secretary.

Member Associations

GAWA Geography Association of Western Australia 

GHTANT Geography and History Teachers association of the Northern Territory

GTANSW Geography Teachers' Association of NSW 

GTAQ Geography Teachers' Association of Queensland 

GTASA Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia 

GTAV Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria 

TGTA Tasmanian Geography Teachers' Association

 

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