Conference presentations

AGTA 2015 Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand: 11-15 January 2015

Don Biddle Awards

Recipients: Rob Berry, Nick Hutchinson, Jeana Kriewaldt and Emmy Terry — Citations

Keynote presentations

Professor John MorganProfessor John Morgan
Thursday 15 January 2015

The Australian Curriculum: Geography through the lens of geographical futures


Associate Professor Alaric MaudeAssociate Professor Alaric Maude
Thursday 15 January 2015

The idea of powerful knowledge, where it comes from, and then how some/much of the Australian Curriculum: Geography can be expressed as powerful knowledge



Davina Baird and Michael Papageorgiou: Planning matters! Tools for real town planning in the classroom - Part1 :: Part 2

John Butler: Thinking, inquiring and literacy skills in Geography

Susan Bentley: One city - two ways of seeing - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Susan Bentley: Pathways to ensuring the 'Right to Food'

Lorraine Chaffer: Place and Liveability

Susan Caldis: Interested and influential :: Assessment for learning :: Geography comes alive for teachers and students

Trish Douglas and Lynne Griffiths: Engaging students with special needs in the Geography classroom

Sue Jones: Renovating assessment tasks using AC: Geography achievement standards

David Lergessner: The Great Barrier Reef – past, present and future :: Food security

Susan Martin: The river. The city. Together again

Rebecca Nicholas: Using iPads in the geography classroom

Andrew Penny and Joanne Wegener: Geography Skills for the Australian Curriculum

Claire Richards: Art and hands-on activities in the geography classroom

Robert Richie: Positive Psychology in the Geography classroom: Presentation :: Paper

Louise Swanson: Project-based learning: sustainability cross curriculum project


Brad Scott: New Zealand - An introduction to geological hazards

Post-conference tour

Tim Hunter and Steve Clarke: Christchurch - Disaster & Rebuild

Background papers

All the following papers were written by the conference convenor Nick Hutchinson

A millennium ago

Pure Canterbury 

Far North District 

A notional transect across the Volcanic Plateau 

Addressing some inquiry questions about South Island High Country

Classroom resources

>> Tarawera Te Maunga Tapu: online resource

>> Aoraki/ Mount Cook National Park: education resource 2010

>> River Life: Explore the ecology of braided rivers in the Mackenzie Basin

>> Canterbury Earthquake Teaching Resource

Social media

>> Twitter (#AGTANZ2015) & Storify