Head, Humanities and
Social Studies Education
‘Brown Bag’ Seminar “Geographical field inquiry in heritage
areas: Understanding contested landscapes through land use
surveys” and “Moving from the ‘organizational’to the ‘instructional
’: Designing history-themed fieldtrips with inquiry in mind”
17 April 2013
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