Fieldwork is an important component of Geography. The Geography curriculum identifies several content descriptions relating to collecting primary data in the field.
This module addresses a range of elements in the Geographical data and information component of the Geography curriculum relating to the collection of primary data in the field. It presents a description and explanation of various aspects of Geography fieldwork. It provides suggestions for further reading to gain more information about planning and undertaking fieldwork.
Teachers are provided with a structured approach to developing sound and appropriate Geography fieldwork activities. Each section includes self-assessment tasks with suggested answers included.
The formal assessment task requires teachers to apply their knowledge about Geography fieldwork in planning a fieldwork activity for their class.
Winner: 2019 Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) Award
Category: Geography education resource
Fieldwork course summary
1. Fieldwork in the Geography curriculum
2. Fieldwork techniques – physical Geography
3. Fieldwork techniques – human Geography
4. Recording data in the field
5. Presenting and interpreting fieldwork data
6. Organising a fieldwork activity
7. An approach to planning fieldwork
8. Formal assessment
This module has been designed to be completed over 7 to 10 weeks. Participants can choose to complete one component each week which will take between 2 and 3 hours to read and finish the tasks. The formal assessment will take about five hours to complete.
These suggested timings are a guide only and teachers can complete the module more quickly if they wish and have the time to do so.
Each weekly component includes self-assessment tasks. The formal assessment task at the end of the course will draw on the knowledge and skills gained throughout the module. This final task will be emailed to the GTAV for formal assessing.
A certificate of completion will be awarded on the successful completion of the formal assessment task.
For Proficient Teachers (Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania)
Completing this Fieldwork Module will contribute 18 hours of registered professional learning Addressing 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.4 and 6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.
For Proficient Teachers
Completing this Fieldwork Module will contribute 18 hours of NESA Registered PD Addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
This module costs $250.
Note: All current GTAV members will receive a 20% rebate after each course has been purchased.