Elaborations of core learning outcomes using a geographical perspective and geography learning outcomes.
The following elaborations are examplesonly of what students know and can do, and should not be considered prescriptive or exhaustive.
Key concept: Participation and decision-making
Key process: Participating
Core SRP 5.3
Students use a structured decision-making process to suggest participatory action regarding a significant current environmental, business, political or legal issue.
Geography SRP 5.3
Students research a contemporary issue related to an ecological system and develop possible approaches to dealing with the issue.
overuse e.g. excessive irrigation from Australia’s waterways especially along Murray-Darling Rivers and within this river basin
pollution e.g. air pollution from car exhausts/factories in inner city regions of major Australian cities
misuse e.g. grazing margins of Australia’s rangelands
could be related to
biosphere (particular plant and animal communities)
lithosphere (land, soils)
hydrosphere (atmosphere, rivers, oceans)
Australia’s role in future global economies or environments
the advocacy, participation and regulatory roles of Australian governments and local and international agencies in e.g. World Heritage, greenhouse gas emissions, international fishing, trade in endangered species, clean water programmes
foreign aid organizations- donations, projects and their impact