Mar 13

Subscriptions are now due…

Hi everyone,

In order to be able to access all parts of the website you must be a member of AGTA. Complete this electronic survey and pay the subscription fees 2013 MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION AGTA

Once subscriptions have been received (and the survey completed) you will receive notification from the AGTA website that you can now access all parts of the website and you will be able to contribute to all the geography discussions.

You will be given a password that has been randomly generated, use this to login the first time then we suggest that you change your password. We will NOT know what the randomly generated password is – good idea to choose something everyone in your department can access. The user name will be the name you have given in the survey.

So get those subscriptions in. 🙂

Mary and the committee…..


Mar 07

Welcome to the new AGTA website!

We hope that this new website will be a very useful site for you to use – with plenty of new ideas, activities, resources and links to all sorts of things geographical.

Happy teaching!

Mary Robinson (AGTA Chairperson)




Feb 14

Guest speaker at the AGM

Professor John Morgan (School of Curriculum & Pedagogy, University of Auckland)

John Morgan will speak to us immediately after the AGM.

Prior to taking up his position at The University of Auckland, John held Readerships in Education at both the University of Bristol and the Institute of Education, University of London, where he taught on a range of courses, including teacher education, masters in geographical education, and ICT and Society. From 2005-2008 he was seconded to Futurelab to lead Enquiring Minds, a research and development project funded by Microsoft’s Partners in Learning programme.

John started his career as a geography teacher in schools in London (UK), completing his doctorate on geographical education before taking up a position at the University of Bristol in 2000.

Feb 06

NCEA External Assessment: Grade Score Marking Explained

Wondering how your students work was marked?

In 2012, external assessment for level 1 and 2 was carried out using Grade Score Marking. To coincide with the implementation of the revised achievement standards. All external revised achievement standards have been written with a single outcome to allow aggregation of assessment evidence from across an examination paper.

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