Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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[O-05] Consideration of cooperation with Future Earth design and Geoscience education

Sun. May 24, 2015 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM 104 (1F)

Convener:*Satoshi Miyajima(Saitama prefectural Fukaya dai-ichi High School), Hiroaki Akimoto(Faculty of Economics,Dokkyo University), Yoshiyasu Ida(Faculty of Human Sciences,University of Tsukuba), Chair:Hiroaki Akimoto(Faculty of Economics,Dokkyo University), Masatsune Hatakeyama(Seiko Gakuin High School), Satoshi Miyajima(Saitama prefectural Fukaya dai-ichi High School)

3:05 PM - 3:30 PM

[O05-03] The state of Earth Science education in high school in the next national curriculum

*Yasushi FUJIWARA1, Kunihiro ABE2, Kazuaki IIDA3, Takeshi UEMURA4, Shungo KAWAGATA5, Norihito KAWAMURA6, Norihiko KOBAYASHI7, Yutaka TAKIGAMI8, Hiroo NEMOTO9, Fuminaga NOUMI10, Masatsune HATAKEYAMA11, Kazutaka MANNEN12, Masashige MINAMISHIMA13, Satoshi MIYAJIMA14, Michiko YAJIMA14, Satoshi YAMASHITA15, Masato WATANABE16 (1.Evening Classes; Integrated Course, Kanagawa Prefectual Mukainooka Technical High School, 2.NPO corporation nature reproduction center toward "the rich sea mingled with fresh water area clean, 3.Urawahigashi high school,Saitama, 4.Kaijo Junior and Senior High school, 5.Faculty of Education and Human Sciences, Yokohama National University, 6.Faculty of Education and Human Studies, Akita University, 7.Seibu Gakuen Bunri High School, 8.Kanto Gakuen University, 9.J.F.Oberlin University, 10.Saitama Municipal Sashiougi Jumior High school, 11.Seiko Gakuin High School, 12.Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, 13.Tokyo Metropolitan Ryogoku Senior Hight School, 14.Tokyo Medical and Dentel University, 15.Saitama Prefecural Kumagaya Girls' Upper Secondary School, 16.Kanagawa CST)

Keywords:next national curriculum revision, high school earth science education, subject setting, Future Earth design, ESD(Education for Sustainable Development)

Nowadays Geoscience literacy is very important to understand the disaster caused by an earthquake or a volcano, the weather, common human problem such as the environment and resources.
The number of students who choose "CHIGAKU-KISO (Basic Earth Science)" has increased by about 4 times compared with that of the number under the former national curriculum, and some improvement came to be seen in people's Geoscience literacy.
However we think current situation is not the best, among most high school students three or more subjects are chosen from the following four subjects; "Basic Physics", "Basic Chemistry", "Basic Biology", and "Basic Earth Science".
Therefore, we think that to fit the developmental stage, also all students in high school should firm learn four regions of science , including the Geoscience area.
In Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2014, we held "The state of Geoscience education in high school in the next curriculum" as a public session.
Based on the previous discussion, we present the following three tentative proposals based on different points of view about the subject, subjects set of high school earth science area, in order to deepened discussion about the future direction.
(A) Modified selective subject based on the current "Basic Earth Science"
(B) New high school general science with the contents necessary as earthian
(C) Novel compulsory subject which is mixed Geoscience, Geography, environment, and natural disaster prevention

From these three tentative proposals, discussion and tentatively Englith named "Subcommittee on Geography Education" on the Science Council of Japan, Future Earth initiative, ESD (Education for Sustainable Development), questionnaires survey of Basic Geoscience that we have targeted high school teachers was conducted, we propose the state of Geoscience education in high school in the next national curriculum.