GEOGRAPHY -  Geographies of human wellbeing

Semester 2 ONLY


If you ever wondered if Australia is the lucky country or which country or region of the world you should live in when you get older, then this is the course for you. This course focuses on investigating global, national and local differences in human wellbeing. There are many factors that impact wellbeing and while income is an important one there are many others. Wellbeing is also impacted by an individual’s perceptions and feelings about how well they are doing in life, contentment with material possessions and having relationships that enable them to achieve their goals. This unit examines these different concepts and measures of human wellbeing, and the causes of global differences in these measures. Students explore spatial differences in wellbeing within and between countries and evaluate the differences from a variety of perspectives. You will explore programmes designed to reduce the gap between differences in wellbeing. These distinctive aspects of human wellbeing are investigated using studies drawn from Australia, India and across the world. By doing this course you will get a good taste of both IB and VCEG Geography.

1. Classwork (20%)
2. Assignment (20%)
3. Field Report (20%)
4. Examination (40%)


Group 3 - Geography
Year 11 and 12 - IB

Timbertop - Year 9

Middle School - Years 5 to 8