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

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

by John Buchanan
     
 

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History, Geography and Civics Education 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 1…  See more details below

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History, Geography and Civics Education 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 1 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 2 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 Education 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107617735
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/20/2013
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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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