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Geography Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in May 2016 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2017.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Critical and creative thinking

Critical and creative thinking

In Geography, students develop critical and creative thinking as they explore and investigate geographical information, concepts, and ideas. They develop and practise critical and creative thinking by using logic when evaluating evidence, testing explanations, analysing arguments, and making decisions. Students are encouraged to be innovative and critical in designing fieldwork and creative in proposing management strategies or responses. Students think creatively about the ways in which places and spaces might be better designed, and visualise possibilities. Opportunities for critical and creative thinking are integral to Geography as students make recommendations for improvements to human and physical environments.