Glossary (Version 8.4)

Reasonableness of conclusions or judgements: the extent to which a conclusion or judgement is sound and makes sense.

Reasoned argument/conclusion: one that is sound, well-grounded, considered and thought out.

Be aware of or acknowledge.

A process of piecing together evidence from sources to develop an understanding or explanation of the past.

Tell or report about happenings, events or circumstances.

Use words, images, symbols or signs to convey meaning.

A picture or image of the past that may be a popular portrayal within society (past or present) or that may be created by historians.

Copy or make close imitation.

In English: When students listen to, read or view texts they interact with those texts to make meaning. Responding involves students identifying, selecting, describing, comprehending, imagining, interpreting, analysing and evaluating.

In the Australian Curriculum: Geography, risk management is defined in terms of preparedness, mitigation and/or prevention of a natural or ecological hazard. Preparedness involves planning the interventions needed to prevent or mitigate the effects of a hazard. Mitigation involves the implementation of strategies to eliminate or minimise the effects of these hazards. Adaptation involves adjusting to the changed environmental circumstances.

Routine problems: Problems solved using procedures encountered in prior learning activities.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines ‘rural’ as any area which is not part of any urban area. Urban areas in Australia are defined as population clusters of 1,000 or more people, with a density of at least 200 people per square kilometre. The remoteness of a place is determined by the physical distance of a location from the nearest urban centre.