Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS12] Geopark

Mon. May 21, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 103 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Takayuki Ogata(Disaster Prevention Research Center for Island Regions, University of the Ryukyus), Takeyuki Ueki(Faculty of Risk and Crisis Management, Chiba Institute of Science), Marekazu Ohno(島原半島ジオパーク協議会事務局, 共同), Keiichi Tadokoro(Research Center for Seismology, Volcanology and Earthquake and Volcano Research Center, Nagoya University), Chairperson:Tadokoro Keiichi, Aoki Tatsuto(金沢大学地域創造学類)

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

[MIS12-01] Geoscience Terminology for Outreach and Lifelong Education in Geoparks

*Takayuki Ogata1 (1.Disaster Prevention Research Center for Island Regions, University of the Ryukyus)

Keywords:geoscience, geopark, terminology, lifelong education, outreach, geotourism

Geoparks require effective outreach and education based on academic terminology. Science Council of Japan (SCJ) reported terminological variation on all geoscience textbooks used in senior high schools. Such a situation also leads to terminological confusion in lifelong education and geoscience outreach. Geoscientific terms are likely to vary among many geoparks in Japan. Geoparks should consider terminological problems, and use academically appropriate terms for geoscientific education and geotourism.