The importance of planning in geography

Malcolm McInerney, Susanne Jones, Susan Caldis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter aims to develop teacher skills in planning units of work for geography. To do this, teachers must become aware of the learning requirements of the unit from the Australian Curriculum: Geography that they intend to teach and then be focused on the assessment aspects that will drive planning. Finally, the chapter provides a planning approach for the development of a teaching program that is relevant, achievable and engaging for teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching secondary geography
EditorsMalcolm McInerney, John Butler, Susan Caldis, Stephen Cranby, Mick Law, Alaric Maude, Rebecca Nicholas
Place of PublicationPort Melbourne, VIC
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781108980906
ISBN (Print)9781108984638
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • geography education
  • geography curriculum
  • geography assessment
  • initial teacher education


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