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History, Geography and Civics
Teaching and Learning in the Primary Years


  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107617735

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  • History, Geography and Civics provides an in-depth and engaging introduction to teaching and learning socio-environmental education from F-6 in Australia and New Zealand. It explores the centrality of socio-environmental issues to all aspects of life and education and makes explicit links between pedagogical theories and classroom activities. Part I introduces readers to teaching and learning history, geography and environmental studies, and civics and citizenship, as well as issues in intercultural and global education. Part II explores the use of media and sources, values and attitudes, assessment and creative teaching. Each chapter provides links to the Australian Curriculum, including cross-curriculum priorities: sustainability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, and Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia. History, Geography and Civics encourages the reader to consider their own beliefs, values and attitudes in relation to their teaching and includes provocations and reflective questions to foster discussion and engagement.

    • Features provocations and reflective questions to foster discussion and engagement
    • Activities and further reading lists are incorporated throughout, with supplementary resources available at a companion website
    • Written in an engaging style which encourages readers to draw upon their own beliefs, values and attitudes in relation to their teaching
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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107617735
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 176 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Content Areas:
    1. Education, the socio-environmental world and child
    2. Teaching history
    3. Planetary citizenship: geography and sustainability education
    4. Civics and citizenship education
    5. Intercultural education
    6. A world of difference: globalisation and education
    Part II. Processes:
    7. Creative teaching and assessment practices
    8. Teaching values
    9. Using the media
    10. Bringing it home and taking it out.

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    John Buchanan

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    John Buchanan, University of Technology, Sydney
    Dr John Buchanan is an Associate Professor in Social and Environmental Education at the University of Technology, Sydney, where he also coordinates International Programs. His main teaching and research interests include intercultural education, including studies of religion and transitions, geography and environmental education, civics and citizenship education, and global and regional studies. He is a past president and journal editor of the NSW Primary HSIE (Human Society and its Environment) Teachers' Association. He has won university, state and national awards in teaching, and has undertaken commissioned research in various fields of the humanities, such as sustainability education, civics education and intercultural education.

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