The course was collaboratively developed by the GTANSW Council and led by GTA Councillor Grace Larobina to support teachers of HSC Geography by providing feedback on the 2016 HSC Examination and discussing strategies to improve student knowledge, understanding and performance.
The purpose of this course is to provide support to preliminary HSC and HSC Geography teachers to understand the HSC Geography syllabus and examination requirements in order to build teacher capacity and enhance student performance. The content of the course communicates key messages about the HSC syllabus and examination requirements, examines student performance in the 2016 examination including areas of weakness in both content knowledge and understanding and skills.
It includes:- an analysis of different sections of the 2016 HSC examination, - a discussion of student performance in this examination and identification of strengths and weaknesses in student responses- a skill development component linked to poorly answered questions- the sharing of ideas and resources- networking with other HSC teachers in a similar position
OUTLINE OF WORKSHOPPresentation and teaching resources prepared by experienced HSC Geography Markers Session 1: Multiple Choice analysis. Identification of both strengths and weakness in student performance in Geographical skills
Session 2: Short Answer analysis. Identification of targeted syllabus content, discussion areas of strength and weakness in student responses, advice for teachers
Session 3: Extended Responses analysis. Identification of targeted syllabus content, discussion areas of strengths and weakness in student responses, identification of topic content case e.g. case studies and illustrative examples, advice for teachers
Session 4: Geographical Skills workshop based on identified areas of weakness in HSC student performanceHSIE Resource Display - BookMinders Australia Pty Ltd is a NSW based publishing company that specialises in the production and distribution of NSW HSC assessments including HSC Geography in 2017.
TIME & PLACE: 4pm - 6pm (BOSTES Registration and Afternoon Tea: 3.30pm-4.00pm), Novotel, Sydney Olympic Park - Freshwater 1 Room.
COST: Annual Conference attendee –no additional cost Participants not attending Annual Conference - $ 20
TRAVEL OPTIONS: - RAIL - Sydney Olympic Park Station (http://www.sydneytrains.info/travelling_with/places_to_go/olympic_park)OR- CAR - P3 Parking station $5 / hour, max $25 / day OR Limited street parking (http://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/parking/casual_parking)