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The Association organises conferences for geography teachers, designed to assist teachers implement changes in Geography Syllabuses and to provide teachers with an opportunity to refresh their professional teaching by sharing ideas for classroom and fieldwork activities and hearing about current developments in geographical education.

Upcoming events

Arthur Phillip Awards 2017: Geography Fieldwork Competition

The Geography Teachers’ Association of NSW (GTA NSW) organises an annual competition for students and schools to foster an enthusiasm for Geography through engagement and rewards. The emphasis of the competition is fieldwork and the gathering of primary data as part of authentic inquiry based research in Geography.

The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools, both members and non-members of GTA NSW.

All the categories of the competition are based on the research action plan outlined on page 17 of the Years 7–10 Geography syllabus and the K–6 Geography syllabus for 2016. In 2017 the categories will be based on the new K–10 Geography syllabus. The steps of this research plan have also been applied to the senior Geography course for the purposes of this competition and fit neatly with the Senior Geography Project.

Entries close Friday 24 November 2017.

>> Download competition brochure and registration form

Past Fieldwork Award winners: GTANSW Geography Bulletin

2015 :: 2014 :: 2013 :: 2012 :: 2011

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  • HSC Teacher Conference, Surry Hills
    • Monday 6 November 2017