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Located at a large government co-educational school in metropolitan Melbourne, very early in the school year, this year 9 Geography class has commenced a topic on coasts and is now preparing to embark on fieldwork in a coastal environment approximately 15 kilometres from the school. Having completed a series of lesson on the physical features of coasts and coastal processes in which the majority of student notes were diagrams with discussion and explanation. Throughout there was an emphasis on connections with students’ personal knowledge. In the previous lesson students copied and discussed a diagram on longshore drift. This lesson focuses on developing students’ skills in field sketching using a photograph that the teacher has sourced from the internet. In this clip students have completed their sketch of the coastal photograph and the teacher is modelling sketching. The teacher comments that he planned to ask one or two students to come to the whiteboard and complete the sketch but he was squeezed for time so he did it. Students have not experienced a specific geography fieldwork before.
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2. Teacher pre-lesson interview segment : 00.00.23 – 00.02.31
3. Video: 00.22.43 – 00.28.01 GEOG03-Mix-TC
4. Teacher post-lesson interview segments:
Segment 1: 00.12.21 – 00.13.28
Segment 2: 00.21.54 – 00.23.36