Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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

Sun. May 22, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Masatsune Hatakeyama(Seiko Gakuin High School)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[G04-P06] Terminological comparison on ”Geography” and “Earth Sciences” of high school textbooks

*Seiichiro Yamamoto1, Takayuki Ogata2 (1.Fukui Commercial High School, 2.Faculty of Education, University of the Ryukyus)

Keywords:terminology, textbook of high school, geographical education, geoscience education

Both physiography and geoscience in the high school curriculum have a lot of similar content. These similarities may function more effectively in education systems, when these contents are taught in a coordinated way. However, there are some problems with the terminology use in textbooks, such as the same meaning but in different terms and the same word but different meanings. These problems may cause confusion among students. It might be difficult to rid these differences immediately, but if we are aware of these problems, teachers can deal with these terms adequately.
In this study, terms and their meanings in textbooks are compared. All the textbooks of geography and geoscience are referred: 3 books of Geography B, 6 of Geography A, 2 of Geoscience, 5 of Basic geoscience, 5 of Science and Human Life. With regard to geographical content, we compared the definition of macro-morphology, alluvial plains and the development process of landform. Concerning meteorological and climatological content, we compared the definitions of atmospheric circulation and Köppen-Geiger Klassifikation.