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Title: Building the Capacity of Teachers via the Field to Fabric Course
Authors: Christensen, Bronwyn
Keywords: education
high school
field to fabric
cotton farming systems
capacity building
human resources
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2014
Publisher: Dawson Valley Cotton Growers Assocation
Series/Report no.: ;CGA1502
Abstract: The Dawson Valley Cotton Growers Association is committed to increasing positive awareness of the cotton industry within our District’s schools. In 2013 and with the assistance of CRDC and Cotton Australia, the DVCGA provided the opportunity for three teachers (Theodore State School,Moura State High School and Biloela State High School) to attend the Field to Fabric workshop resulting in all three teachers incorporating cotton studies in some form in their classroom. In May this year, Cotton Australia and the Dawson Valley Cotton Growers hosted a very successful Dawson Valley Teach the Teacher event incorporating a visit to a cotton farm during picking and the Queensland Cotton ginnery for teachers and staff of the Theodore State School and Moura State and State High Schools. This was very well supported and well regarded by all schools involved and particularly by staff who have had no or limited exposure to the agricultural industries. The Association hoped the immersion of two teachers from theodore state School would greatly expedite the strenghtening of linkages between local industry and the school, as well as enhancing the opportunities for cotton studies to be incorporated into the local curriculum.
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