Professional Standards for Teaching School Geography

Cultivating geographical imagination and understanding

Accomplished geography teaching engages students in the classroom and in the field and is built on substantive knowledge of the discipline. It involves deep understanding of geography teaching, continual planning, evaluation and renewal of teachers’ professional knowledge and practice. To view the standards, and associated examples, please click on any of the headings from 1-9 below.

 
1. Knowing geography and geography curriculum
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2. Fostering geographical inquiry and fieldwork
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3. Developing geographical thinking and communication
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4. Understanding students and their communities
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5. Establishing a safe, supportive and intellectually challenging learning environment

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6. Understanding geography teaching – pedagogical practices
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7. Planning, assessing and reporting

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8. Progressing professional growth and development

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9. Learning and working collegially

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