Geography curricula are being transformed by the increasing emphasis on skills, employability and professional competencies. In this paper, we contribute to these ongoing debates through reporting and reflecting on one curriculum transformation introduced in response to these pressures: the development of a Bachelor of Planning pedagogically framed within geography at Macquarie University. We explore the ways in which the vocational orientations of a planning degree can be woven through a geography curriculum, and its communication to a cross section of stakeholders. The paper highlights the complexity of implementing vocationally oriented curricula and provides signposts for those considering such a transformation.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Geography in Higher Education|
|Publication status||Published - May 2013|