Innovations in Science Education and Technology

Geoscience Research and Outreach

Schools and Public Engagement

Editors: Tong, Vincent C. H. (Ed.)

  • Uses examples from around the world to show how scientific research and outreach to schools and the public can be linked effectively
  • Includes wide-ranging pedagogical examples and design of outreach programs that feature the participation of research scientists and their research work
  • Presents in-depth discussion of integrating technology to achieve pedagogical goals
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From energy and water resources to natural disasters, and from changing climatic patterns to the evolution of the Earth’s deep interior, geoscience research affects people’s lives in many ways and on many levels. This book offers a stimulating cross-disciplinary perspective on the important relationship between geoscience research and outreach activities for schools and for the general public.
The contributors – academics, research scientists, science educators and outreach program educators – describe and evaluate outreach programs from around the world. A section entitled Field-based Approaches includes a chapter describing an initiative to engage Alaskan communities and students in research, and another on problem-based learning in the field setting. The Online Approaches section discusses ways to connect students and scientists using online forums; use of the web and social media, including the United Nations University and its experience with the design of a web magazine featuring geoscience research; and video clips on marine geoscience created by students and scientists. The section on Workshop and Laboratory-based Approaches includes a chapter on teaching geochronology to high school students, and another describing an extracurricular school activity program on meteorology. The Program Design section presents chapters on Integrating Geoscience Research in Primary and Secondary Education, on ways to bridge research with science education at the high school level, and on use of online geoscience data from the Great Lakes. The concluding section, Promoting Research-enhanced Outreach, offers chapters on Geoscience Outreach Education with the local community by a leading research-intensive university, and on the use of research to promote action in Earth science professional development for schoolteachers.Geoscience Research and Outreach: Schools and Public Engagement will benefit geoscience researchers who wish to promote their work beyond academia. It offers guidance to those seeking research funding from agencies, which increasingly request detailed plans for outreach activities in research proposals. Policymakers, educators and scientists working in museums, learned societies and public organizations who wish to widen participation will also find this book useful. 

 

Together with the companion volume Geoscience Research and Education: Teaching at Universities, this book showcases the key role that geoscience research plays in a wide spectrum of educational settings.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Geoscience and Educational Research in Outreach Activities

    Tong, Vincent C. H.

    Pages 3-9

  • Perceptions of Time Matter: The Importance of Geoscience Outreach

    Bowring, Samuel A.

    Pages 11-15

  • Engaging Alaska Communities and Students in Cryospheric Research

    Yoshikawa, Kenji (et al.)

    Pages 19-45

  • The Salish Sea Expedition: Science Outreach from the Gangplank

    Westnedge, K. (et al.)

    Pages 47-54

  • Problem-Based Learning in the Field Setting

    Chan, Lung Sang (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geoscience Research and Outreach
Book Subtitle
Schools and Public Engagement
Editors
  • Vincent C. H. Tong
Series Title
Innovations in Science Education and Technology
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6943-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6943-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6942-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8469-6
Series ISSN
1873-1058
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 340
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