Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-ZZ Others

[M-ZZ32] Geoscience Studies: historical, philosophical and STS studies

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

Convener:*Michiko Yajima(College of Humanity and Science, Nihon University), Shigeyuki Aoki(Center for Cultural Research and Studies, University of Aizu), Toshihiro Yamada(Chiba Prefectural Funabashi High School), Shigeo Yoshida(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[MZZ32-P02] Background of the Geologist Teiichi Kobayashi's Conception of 'Geoscience'

*Toshihiro Yamada1,2 (1.Chiba Prefectural Funabashi High School, 2.Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo)

Keywords:Teiichi Kobayashi, geoscience, earth sciences education, theory of the evolution of the universe

When the geologist Teiichi Kobayashi (1901–1996) published a paper on earth sciences education in 1942, he included not only geology but also astronomy and geophysics as teaching materials. During the post-war period he was engaged in the establishment of the educational category ‘earth sciences’ or chigaku namely ‘geoscience’. In this paper, I examine the background of Kobayashi’s conception of ‘geoscience’, pointing especially to the development of theories of the evolution of the universe and the popularization of them from 1910s to 1930s.