Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol G (General (Education and Outreach)) » General (Education and Outreach)

[G-04] Geoscience education for 1st-12th graders and bachelor course

Sun. May 22, 2016 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 203 (2F)

Convener:*Masatsune Hatakeyama(Seiko Gakuin High School), Chair:Masatsune Hatakeyama(Seiko Gakuin High School), Hiroo Nemoto(J.F.Oberlin University)

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

[G04-08] Importance of educational support in earth and planetary sciences

*Koichiro Fujimoto1 (1.Tokyo Gakugei University)

Keywords:educational support, museum, geopark, collaboration

Natural Science is most popular subject in elementary school. However, children who like natural science decrease in junior high school. Changing the situation is important for developing scientific literacy in Japan.
One of the serious problems is that many school teachers in elementary school and junior high school are not good at teaching topics in earth and planetary sciences. Teachers who specialize in earth and planetary sciences are few comparing to physics, chemistry and biology.
Therefore, educational support from the specialists is necessary. In particular, the support in outdoor activity plays a key role in geological topics. The collaboration among schools, museums, geoparks including academic and public sectors might improve the quality of education of earth and planetary sciences at school.