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Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

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Geography outside

Geography Outside: Fieldwork for Geographical Inquiry 

ES1/Stage 1/2/3 Teachers

Geography Outside will provide K-6 classroom teachers with a range of practical ideas, tools and methods for undertaking geography fieldwork in the school grounds, the local area and places further afield.

The course will build teachers’ confidence in embedding outdoor fieldwork experiences into geography teaching.

Through participation in fieldwork activities, the course will demonstrate how fieldwork is a core component of the acquiring step of the geographical inquiry process in collecting data for representing, analysing and interpreting data back in the classroom.

The course will also demonstrate a series of scaffolded fieldwork data processing activities that encourage students to think deeply, critically and creatively in formulating evidence-based conclusions and sustainable actions.

Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the geographical concepts and steps of the geographical inquiry process will be explicitly modelled.

Successful completion of this course requires participation in the workshop and follow up activities.

This course will contribute 10 hours towards NESA elective professional development addressing the following Professional Teaching Standards 1.2.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These hours contribute towards maintaining proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Non DOE teachers must register with MyPL first.

DOE Cost: $149 inc GST

Non DOE: $199 inc GST

Course Code: RG01920

Includes morning tea, lunch

Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm

Please note: We can create additional days to cater for whole school Professional Learning events.

Enrol @ MyPL

2022 Dates

Please contact the centre to organise a date for your school.