Excellence in Geography and Teaching Learning Award


The Board is pleased to announce that Miriam Marshall from Lincoln High School is the 2016 recipient of the ‘Excellence in Geography Teaching and Learning Award’.


The selection panel were duly impressed and noted that Miriam’s unit on Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu is based around Teaching as Inquiry using a Solo Taxonomy pedagogy approach.


Resources were initially collected on a UNICEF and Morgan Foundation award to go to Vanuatu three months after the cyclone hit. The content is strong, it caters for differentiation, student centred learning and is comprehensive in nature. The unit provides a novel approach for teachers not familiar with a Solo Taxonomy activities.

Miriam’s application, including a unit outline, examples of Solo Taxonomy activities and student responses can be downloaded here.