One of the main roles of the AGTA organisation is to promote the teaching of Geography around the nation.
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The Australian Geography Teachers’ Association (AGTA) and her State affiliates is to promote the importance of Geography as a core area of learning within schools, the community and the state and federal authorities.
AGTA supports teachers of Geography from pre-school to Year 12 and tertiary educators in all affiliate associations, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan. It seeks to link with community members, other educators and researchers who have an interest in geographical education.
AGTA seeks to:-
- Foster the teaching and learning of Geography in Australian schools and enhance the awareness of its application in society;
- Promote and circulate the results of research into Geography Education;
- Maintain a professional network through which teachers of Geography in Australia may express opinions on educational matters;
- Represent the interests of its member affiliates on national education decision-making bodies.
AGTA recently held its bienniel Conference on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
The last Conference was held in Adelaide in January 2011.
- To improve the knowledge and skills of teachers of Geogrpahy though ealy childhood to post-compulsory education.
- To develop support materials that promote Geography teaching and learning.
- To ensure Geography plays an integral role in the development of students’ learning in Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE).
- To ensure the importance of Geography teaching and learning is recognised in current and future educational initiatives such as civics and citizenship education (CCE) and vocational education and training.
Membership of GTAQ offers a number of benefits, including a quarterly journal and access to a number of professional development opportunities.
For membership, download the Membership Form and fax to the number provided. If paying by cheque, send the cheque to the RGSQ address provided.