AGTA Conference 2022: Workshop overview

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Wednesday 28th September


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3


1.a) Collaborations between teachers, Primary School students and expert partners to enhance learning about natural hazards and bush fire Tony Jarrett – Central Queensland University

2.a) Geography and A Career Perspective – Dr Greg Calvert - TGTA and Rowan Harris - Hobart College

3.a) Engaging E-Learning Resources for Your Geography Classroom Sarah Kippen - Education Perfect


1.b) How young children perceive their world and research into early spatial mapping - David Boon – Department of Education, Tasmania

2.b) Topography, Photography, and Drone Imagery: Building Perceptions for Contemporary Geographers. - Susan Martin - Geography Education Consultant

3.c) Spiral of skills 7-10Olivia Andrew – Salesian College and Charlene Teeken – Springside West Secondary College


1.c) The loss and management of Australia’s kelp forest ecosystems. The Great Southern ReefLorraine Chaffer – GTANSW & ACT

2.c) Disempowering emotions: The role of educational experiences in social responses to climate change - Charlotte Jones - University of Tasmania

3.d) COVID-19 and the tourism industry - Trish Douglas - Eltham College


1.d) Using Spatial Tech Apps & Drones to collect qualitative and quantitative data for Geography Fieldwork- Brett Dascombe - Wavell State High School

2.d Seeking Place! Ruth Whelan and Jenny Dudgeon - Department of Education Tasmania

3.e) Using student voice and STEM pathways to develop transdisciplinary capabilities in Stage 5
Geography students.
Debra Owens and Liam Hume - Pymble Ladies' College


1.e) Strategies for kinaesthetic learners in theory based topicsDavid Proctor – Rooty Hill High School

2.e) Connect, Collaborate, Communicate  - Darlene Hill and Nicole Amey - Kepnock State High School

3.f) Equipping students to understand Modern Slavery today - Y9 & 10 Geography Curriculums - Dave Cross and Hudson Gordon - ZOE Australia


1.fReshaping Fieldwork Experiences with Immersive Technologies - A case study using ForestVR in the Geography classroom - Beth Welden - Forest Learning and James Newman

2.f) The best ten tools for your geospatial toolboxMick Law – Contour Education


Thursday 29th September


Session 4

Session 5

Session 6


4.a) Focus on Fieldwork Skills - Stephen Cranby - Geography Education Consultant

5.a) Cancelled - Teaching in the COVID-19 City: Investigating the reflexive lived experience of Geography teachers in a time of lockdown – Dr Susan Caldis - AGTA and GTANSW&ACT

6.a) Engaging E-Learning Resources for Your Geography Classroom (repeat session)–  Sarah Kippen - Education Perfect


4.b) School sustainability in the Tropics - Lisa Newton - Trinity Bay High

5.b) From booklet to report - a platform for success in senior geography fieldwork - Paul Rogers – University High School

6.b) Geography and GraphicacyMick Law – Contour Education


4.c) Using StoryMaps to create interactive Senior Geography Fieldwork and Investigative Reports - Brett Dascombe - Wavell State High School

5.c) Mapping opportunities for and barriers to enabling geography education in Australian schoolsVishnu Prahalad & Julie Davidson University of Tasmania

6.c) High Impact Teaching Strategies for the HASS classroomErin Leder, Tasmanian Department of Education


4.d) Geospatial in your local areaMick Law – Contour Education

5.d) Fieldwork Simplified – Kathy Jones - Fieldwork Connections

6.f.1) Forest Landscapes - Protection, Cycles, Connections and Choices - Kate Battishall & Darcy Vickers -Forest Education Foundation


4.e) Years 7-10 Australian Curriculum: Geography v9.0 – Rachelle Willington – Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

5.e) Ideas for Embedding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in the Australian Geography Curriculum - Leonie Brown - Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

6.f.2) The Hobart Rivulet and its Impact on the Settlement of Hobart - Greg Calvert - TGTA




6.f.3) Create your own data layers using Field Maps, Survey123 and QuickCapture to collect qualitative and quantitative data in the field.  - Brett Dascombe - Wavell State High School




6.f.4) Marine and Antarctic Science - Marcus Haward - Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

*Times may be varied slightly as the need arises. This is correct at time of publication. We reserve the right to make amendments to this schedule and will publish updates on the AGTA conference website.

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