Each Threshold Learning Outcome (TLO) has been divided into a number of sub-topics. Those sub-topics have been further expanded through addressing three questions:
- What do first-year Geography students need to know and do to set them on their way to meet the TLO’s in their third year?
- What are the barriers to student learning?
- What are our teaching strategies to help students overcome these barriers?
The Good Practice Guide: First Year Geography has an overview of this website and specific strategies for teaching Geography in first year. Download it here.
- Demonstrate a coherent geographical understanding of trends, processes and impacts that shape Australian and other environments and/or societies at different spatial and temporal scales.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Geography as an academic discipline, including awareness of its concepts, history and principal subfields, whilst acknowledging the contested, provisional and situated nature of geographical understanding.
- Apply geographical thought creatively, critically and appropriately to specific spaces, places and/or environments.
- Recognise, evaluate and synthesise various views, arguments and sources of knowledge pertinent to solving environmental and social problems.
- Resolve geographical questions by ethical means, applying evidence-based knowledge and appropriate research techniques, including those associated with field work.
- Communicate geographical perspectives and knowledge effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences using appropriately selected written, oral and visual means.
- Contribute effectively as a member or leader of diverse teams working in geographical or multidisciplinary contexts.
- Reflect on and direct their intellectual and professional development as geographers.