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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester (Open Learning) 2010 (Open Learning)
Coordinator(s)Dr Lou Preston


This unit is designed to prepare specialist Geography teachers. It builds on the concepts introduced in EDF4118. It will develop students' understanding of current trends in geographical education and how these impact on school-based and post-compulsory curriculum in Geography. Studies will include further approaches to teaching and learning in geography and ways of assessing students' understanding of geographical knowledge and skills. Studies will also include the use and development of information and communication technologies.


As a result of studying this unit students are expected to:

  1. understand the scope and purpose of school Geography;
  2. plan, resource, teach and assess Geography lessons and field activities;
  3. develop units of work which meet the requirements of curriculum documents for Years 7-10 and the post compulsory Years 11 and 12;
  4. access, use and evaluate the role of Information and Communication Technologies in Geographic education;
  5. respond to current ideas about how students learn and apply them in their Geography classes;
  6. understand the role of Geography both as a separate discipline and as part of an integrated curriculum; and
  7. understand the role of Geographic education in Civics and Citizenship Education.


This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment Task 1: Design of fieldwork activity, linked to appropriate curriculum documents (1,500 words or equivalent; 35%); Assessment Task 2: A unit of work, linked to appropriate curriculum documents, devised for students in Years 7-10 (2,500 words or equivalent; 65%); Hurdle requirements: . For on-campus students satisfactory attendance is 80%, for off-campus students this is replaced by completion of a learning log.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Lou Preston

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Minor sequence in Geography, and EDF4118 Social and environmental education


Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).


EDF5441 Geography Education B