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Studies of Society and Environment
Elaborations of
core learning outcomes
using a geographical perspective
and geography learning outcomes


June 2001





Elaborations of core learning outcomes using a geographical perspective and geography learning outcomes.

The following elaborations are examples only of what students know and can do, and should not be considered prescriptive or exhaustive.
Time, Continuity and Change

Key concept: Changes and continuities

Key process: Creating





Level 5

Level 5

Level 6

Level 6

Learning outcome

Core TCC 5.2

Students represent situations before and after a period of rapid change.



Geography TCC 5.1

Students construct graphs and interpret and evaluate trends from data related to changes in rural Australia, or Australia’s export industries or tourism.



Core TCC 6.2

Students use their own research focus to analyse changes or continuities in the Asia-Pacific region.



Geography TCC 6.1

Students explore a range of information technologies to enhance their understanding of an issue related to a change or continuity.



Students know:
Changes and continuities

rapid change

natural


geological e.g. volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis

geomorphological e.g. landslides

atmospheric e.g. cyclones

social/economic

immigration

urbanisation especially in Third World cities

disease e.g. HIV Aids in sub Saharan Africa

deregulation and protectionism e.g. sugar, wool, dairy industries

overstocking

deforestation

political

government policy e.g. transmigration in Indonesia

economic rationalism in developed nations e.g. deregulation of milk industry

rural recession in Australia e.g. loss of services in country towns

subsidising particular industries e.g. clothing industry

evidence of change

topographic e.g. lava flow

landuse

settlement patterns



demographic

changes in rural Australia

decline in service provision (esp. in relation to banking and other higher order services)

impact of fluctuations in commodity prices (wool, wheat, beef, sugar cane, fruit etc.)

decline in population and change in demographic composition (aging population) in inland centres.

increase in population in coastal centres.

Australia’s export industries

primary – agriculture, mining

secondary – manufacturing (yachts from Tasmania)

tertiary – tourism, specific technologies e.g. medical technologies (Sydney)



socio-economic changes or continuities in the Asia-Pacific region

rural areas

rural to urban migration and increased homogenisation of cultures

increase of monocultures with agribusiness operations

loss of traditional rural subsistence lifestyles

population change as young drawn to urban areas

adoption of values of cash economy

urban areas

rural to urban migration and sub-standard accommodation and services

increase in significance of major Asian cities as global economic centres providing strategic benefits for multinational companies

international migration

environmental changes or continuities in the Asia-Pacific region

rising sea levels e.g. Cook Islands and other low-lying regions, exacerbation of flooding in Bangladesh

deforestation e.g. Kalimantan

green house emissions e.g. Kyoto Protocol, CO² credits

marine exploitation e.g. turtle harvesting, tuna fishing

changes or continuities in political stability in the Asia-Pacific region

secession movements e.g. Aceh, East Timor,

religious/cultural conflict with national government e.g. West Irian

economic/social impacts e.g. following fall of Suharto regime

political stability and growth of major international economic centres e.g. Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing


an issue related to a change or continuity

natural


geological e.g. volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis

geomorphological e.g. landslides

atmospheric e.g. cyclones, greenhouse

human


immigration

urbanisation especially in Third World cities

disease e.g. HIV Aids in sub Saharan Africa

deregulation and protectionism e.g. sugar, wool, dairy industries

overstocking

deforestation

creation of National Parks





Students can:
Create

represent situations

creation of series of maps/overlays, photographic displays which reflect situations prior to and after a rapid change e.g. Thredbo Village prior to and after the landslide

create a series of graphs from statistics to show the changes in a population before and after a period of change eg. Australia’s population change and subsequent baby boom after WW2; rural recession

examine video footage of cities in Third World countries which are experiencing rapid change and create possible scenarios for people living in these places before and after the events

create past, present and future scenarios as snapshots based on evidence of areas experiencing rapid change eg report on the impact of the loss of services in rural communities or deliberate development of a chosen centre e.g. tourist centre (Hinchinbrook)


construct graphs

bar graphs

simple

composite



histograms

pi charts

scattergrams (where relevant)

line graphs



interpret and evaluate trends

show, interpret and evaluate trends shown in above graphs



use own research focus to analyse

select a region/significant centre of change currently in the news within the Asia-Pacific region

analyse why the issue is considered newsworthy

determine the chronology of events which led up to the current situation

create a plan to address any apparent problems/ determine why a particular strategy is proving so successful

position self as a demographer interested in the future and develop a research focus that necessitates current investigation



enhance understanding

investigate a chosen issue e.g. the impact of dairy deregulation on a rural community, using traditional and modern technologies to determine how it has affected a particular place

outline the development of this industry in a particular area, accessing information via the internet, recent newspaper articles, oral histories, historical texts, etc.

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