These are the skills that need to be developed when undertaking geographical inquiries.
Geographical inquiry skills
The following skills should be developed during Geography study. Relevant skills will be emphasized for each depth study.
In this guide, content taken directly from the syllabus is shown in purple.
formulate geographical inquiry questions
plan a geographical inquiry with clearly defined aims and appropriate methodology
analyse geographical information and data from a range of primary and secondary sources, and a variety of perspectives, to draw reasoned conclusions and to make generalisations
identify and analyse relationships, spatial patterns and trends, and make predictions and inferences
apply generalisations to evaluate alternative responses to geographical issues at a variety of scales
propose individual and collective action, taking into account environmental, social and economic factors, and predict the outcomes of proposed action
collect geographical information, incorporating ethical protocols, from a range of primary and secondary sources
record observations in a range of graphic representations using spatial technologies and ICT
evaluate the reliability, validity and usefulness of geographical sources and information
acknowledge sources of information and use and approved referencing technique
communicate geographical information, ideas, issues and arguments using appropriate written and/or oral, cartographic, multimodal and graphic forms
use geographical language in appropriate contexts to demonsrtate geographical knowledge and understanding