Teacher Programs

Geoscience Australia knows that helping teachers to better understand and teach the earth sciences will lead to better experiences for budding science and geography students. Throughout the year Geoscience Australia hosts earth science related programs and events for teachers. These initiatives focus on the skills and knowledge needed to teach geoscience topics within the Australian National Curriculum.

Three teachers explaining a model they have created with a piece of paper, skewers and beads to describe earthquake depth.

Teachers investigating the depth of earthquakes during a professional learning session.

Thursday 27 February 2020

TESEP session: Riding the Climate Roller Coaster

The geological evidence for ancient and modern climate change.

To book contact the ACT TESEP coordinator Rebecca Cashmere: ACT_coord@tesep.org.au

Two adults sitting at a table, one looking at a piece of rock using a hand lens and the other looking on

Teachers looking at a rock sample during a professional learning session.

Friday 28 February 2020

TESEP session: Plate Tectonics (the reason for the challenging Earth).

How the theory of Plate Tectonics was developed and how it is now used to understand the Earth, past and present.

To book contact the ACT TESEP coordinator Rebecca Cashmere: ACT_coord@tesep.org.au

TESEP

The Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP) runs professional learning sessions across the country. For further information about programmes in your state visit https://tesep.org.au. In Western Australia similar sessions are available from Earth Science Western Australia see http://www.earthsciencewa.com.au/.