Synergies between geography, planning and vocationalism in curriculum development and implementation

Robyn Dowling*, Kristian Ruming

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-219
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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