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This course has been creating in partnership with MobileMuster and Field of Mars Environmental Education Center.
This course will help you plan and deliver a geographical inquiry unit. In this course you will be given access to an exceptional geographical inquiry unit created by our partners, MobileMuster, and environmental education experts, Field of Mars Environmental Education Center.
This unit is called Mobile Connections, and it contains a range of methods to successfully apply geographical inquiry that you can adopt and adapt for your unique school setting.
- How to plan a geographical inquiry unit.
- How to enrich your inquiry through the use of technology.
- How to incorporate sustainability into your inquiry.
- How to extend student learning through student-led action.
- How to engage students in real world geographical learning through an existing inquiry unit called Mobile Connections.
- Geographic Inquiry: Secondary.
- Cross curriculum priorities: Sustainability.
- General capabilities: ICT Capability, Literacy, Empathy.
This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:
2.1 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
2.2 Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs.
2.6 Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful.
3.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
This course is accredited by TQI for 2 hours professional development for teachers in the ACT.
Krista Nisi is your course teacher and is the Head Writer at Cool Australia, bringing over 15 years of experience working in education, tertiary and local government. She hold a Masters in Environment (Environmental Education) from the University of Melbourne. Krista looks for innovative ways to involve young people in early learning and school education by helping them explore, think about and engage with the world around them.
Chris Vella is Cool Australia’s Head of Education. He has worked in the education sector for over 10 years as a classroom teacher, an educational consultant and an engagement coordinator at Western Sydney University. Chris loves getting creative with education and supporting others to do the same.
As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.