Glossary (Version 8.4)

The distribution of geographical phenomena over time.

A word or phrase used to describe abstract aspects or features of the past (for example imperialism, democracy, republic) and more specific features such as a pyramid, gladiator, and temple.

To think geographically involves the application of the discipline’s organising concepts to investigation of geographical issues and phenomena. It involves conceptual knowledge – the ideas we use to enhance our knowledge and understanding of the world. The organising concepts in senior secondary Geography are place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale and change.

In the context of this curriculum the term transformation refers to the processes of change from which forms of environmental, social, cultural and economic relationships and patterns emerge.