Place writing

narratives, experience and identities

Nick Hutchinson

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    Abstract

    The Australian Curriculum: Geography identifies place as one of the pivotal concepts. How place is understood by teachers and how places are constructed and represented by teachers (Lambert & Morgan, 2010, 83) is of fundamental importance. For some teachers, in the consultation phase of the curriculum process, place was simply envisaged as location (personal observation). For others, the aim of school Geography is to make learners 'more effective perceivers, users, appreciators, evaluators and developers of place' (Catling, 1987, 19). A fascination with place has encouraged many of us to become immersed in Geography in school, university (Creswell, 2008, 132) and long teaching careers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32-47
    Number of pages16
    JournalGeography bulletin
    Volume44
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Geography--Study and teaching
    • Education--Curricula
    • Discoveries in geography
    • Physical geography--Field work

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