Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Studies - Diploma de Postgrado en Ciencias de la Enseñanza
Currently only 6% of teachers in secondary schools teaching Geography have completed any tertiary level geography units. Between 2013 and 2015 the National Geography curriculum will be rolled out. There will be an unmet demand for qualified primary and secondary school geography teachers. Teachers currently teaching SOSE need to be provided with an opportunity to gain/upgrade their qualifications. The Graduate Certificate will be targeted at a national audience.
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Complete 4 out of the following 5 units below:
GPH510 Human Geography
GPH512 Physical Geography
GPH513 Global Cities and Regions
GPH514 Geographies of Food Security
EDU575 Curriculum and Instruction - Social Sciences (Upper Secondary)
Please Note: It is advised that if you wish to teach Geography at a secondary school in Australia that you choose the 4 geography discipline units as your study package (GPH510 Human Geography; GPH512 Physical Geography; GPH514 Geographies of Food Security; and GPH513 Global Cities and Regions).
apply interdisciplinary concepts and methods to understanding the environmental, social and economic aspects of development. Extend the boundaries of knowledge and understanding about the environment in the context of a politics of scale. Understand the approaches most appropriate to the teaching of geography
think critically, creatively and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to environmental imperatives and apply the most appropriate approaches to the teaching of geography
access, evaluate and synthesise information from various sources and integrate it for understanding environmental concerns and the most relevant teaching methods
communicate effectively through a variety of written, oral and other formats to diverse audiences in ways appropriate to the teaching of geography to children
use of current technologies when applied to finding information and making decisions
utilise lifelong l earning skills and strategies for understanding geography and its impact on human activities and the ecology. Use current teaching knowledge and skills to enhance the teaching of geography
describe the global context of environmental issues, such as climate change and the need for a change to sustainable development, explore best international practices for finding solutions. Apply these concepts within a regional/local context
recognise the importance of cultural diversity, including indigenous perspectives, in understanding and responding to environmental and social imperatives
work independently to find effective policies and ethical solutions to geographical issues. Apply knowledge and skills gained for teacher preparation and/or classroom practice to improve the teaching of geography.