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Geoscience Education

Indoor and Outdoor

Editors: Vasconcelos, Clara (Ed.)

  • Introduces methodologies that facilitate the learning process in geoscience education
  • Discusses the importance of non-formal education spaces in geoscience education
  • Explores the role of geological knowledge in society
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About this book

This book presents research in Geoscience Education focusing on indoor and outdoor environments in which teaching geoscience gains particular relevance, significance and contextualization. The research areas that are presented throughout the thirteen chapters cover a wide variety of subjects ranging from educational resources and fieldwork to science models. Chapters discuss specific geoscience topics such as earthquakes, rocks, fossils and minerals. Other chapters present a more interdisciplinary approach addressing topics that aren’t usually examined, such as geomedicine and geoethics, with a specific focus on sustainable development and their alignment with the school curricula.

Throughout the book readers can find research-based arguments illustrated with practical examples, which will help them to innovate in their curriculum development area, classroom practices and pre and in-service teachers’ education. The book challenges readers to improve Geoscience Education by changing the ways of teaching, by enabling students to exploit their natural curiosity, and by spurring a learning process that should not be confined to the classroom but rather maintained throughout life. 

About the authors

Department of Geoscience, Environment and Spatial LandingUnit of Science TeachingFaculty of Science of University of Porto (FCUP)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Fostering Deep Understanding Through the Use of Geoscience Investigations, Models and Thought Experiments: The Earth Science Education Unit and Earthlearningidea Experiences

    King, Chris

    Pages 3-23

  • Models in Geoscience Classes: How Can Teachers Use Them?

    Torres, Joana (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • Simulating an Earthquake and Its Effects on Soils and Buildings: A Practical Activity to Disseminate Geosciences and Its Evaluation

    Moutinho, Sara (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Earth Systems Education and the Development of Environmental Insight

    Orion, Nir

    Pages 59-72

  • Field Classes for Geosciences Education: Teachers’ Concepts and Practices

    Gomes, Celeste R. (et al.)

    Pages 73-84

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43319-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43318-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82789-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geoscience Education
Book Subtitle
Indoor and Outdoor
Editors
  • Clara Vasconcelos
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43319-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43319-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43318-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82789-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 236
Number of Illustrations
66 b/w illustrations
Topics