Change can be both exciting and daunting and the roll-out of new Queensland Senior Geography Syllabus is no exception to this, while we believe it is a step in the right direction for teaching and learning it certainly provides some new challenges for teachers and students – from developing new teaching plans from the ground up, to grappling with a new exam structure.
To help ease some of the trepidation teachers may be feeling towards the new Syllabus, Jacaranda hosted a series of Implementation Workshops across Queensland, to help teachers unpack and prepare for the changes ahead.
Presented by Jacaranda Publisher and ex-teacher with over two decades of classroom experience, Sandra Duncanson, the workshops covered:
- An overview of the changes and objectives of the new Queensland Senior Geography Syllabus
- How the Jacaranda Senior Geography for Queensland series addresses the new curriculum requirements
- A preview the geographical skill-building resources that accompany the series
Overall, we were delighted to see so many Geography teachers from a range of schools across the sunshine state, and we received lots of wonderful feedback about our offers. During afternoon tea, we took the opportunity to discuss with teachers their thoughts and feelings toward the changes, and were thrilled to learn that they left the workshop feeling better prepared and ready to tackle the new Syllabus.
Watch the workshop recording in full below: