Special Issue "Educating for Geoscience"

A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias

Instituto de Geociencias, IGEO (CSIC-UCM), C/ Del Doctor Severo Ochoa 7, Facultad de Medicina (Edificio Entrepabellones 7 y 8), 28040 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 91 3944829
Fax: +34 91 3944798

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Those privileged and wealthy enough to go to school in the late nineteenth century would have been exposed to some current geoscience concepts and issues largely based on the work of Charles Lyell (and perhaps Darwin), if you were lucky. Most national (and state-wide) curricula have undergone many changes over the last century or so, and geoscience has nearly always struggled for existence within these frameworks, being subject to modification and manipulation. Developing a better conceptual understanding of how the earth works does not happen on its own—it requires significant academic and pedagogic infrastructure. Geoscience education is a key factor in the academic, scientific, and professional progress of any modern society. The IUGS Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer (IUGS-COGE) was established in 2004 to examine and develop programs to assist developed and developing countries to maintain, expand, or introduce better earth science education, outreach, and technology transfer within their own countries. Geoscience education is essential as it provides opportunities for social/cultural, academic, scientific, and professional growth and development. As David Thompson of Keele University and a founder of the International Geoscience Education Organisation (IGEO) once said, one has to educate the politicians first about the vitality of teaching and learning the earth sciences. We sincerely hope that this Special Issue will inform, inspire, and educate our readers about the importance of the geosciences for the health and well-being of all people and other living things on this finite planet.

Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Geoscience education
  • Curricula
  • Conceptual understanding
  • social relevance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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