Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

O (Public) » Public

[O-01] Geoscience education in future high school: "Integrated Geography" and "Basic Earth Science"

Sun. May 20, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 103 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Hiroaki Akimoto(Faculty of Economics,Dokkyo University), Yasuhiro Taguchi(Chiba prefectural Choushi Highschool), Norihiko Kobayashi(西武学園文理中学高等学校, 共同), Takayuki Ogata(Disaster Prevention Research Center for Island Regions, University of the Ryukyus), Chairperson:Ogata Takayuki, Kobayashi Norihiko, Miyajima Satoshi

11:35 AM - 12:00 PM

[O01-08] Scientific figure interpretation for effective geographic education in upper secondary school

★Invited Papers

*Seiichiro Yamamoto1 (1.Fukui Commercial High School)

Keywords:education in upper secondary school, logical thinking skill

The Central Education Council of Japan (2014) defined the ability to “think, make decisions, and express ideas” as one of three essential academic abilities. Thus, the council is calling for the reform of education, including upper secondary schoolhigh school education, university education, and university entrance examination systems. Therefore, it is necessary to develop students’ ability to think, make decisions, and express ideas. Geography in the upper secondary schoolhigh school curriculum is suited to develop these skills because the course provides many opportunities for students to think, make decision, and express their thoughts using photos, figures, and tables. As it stands now, however, there are many situations in high school where the students’ ability to use logic is not accurately evaluated. For example, problematic figure interpretation was prepared in the National Center Test “Geography B” in January 2018."the Moomin question from the National Center Test is problematic. The picture lacks sufficient detail for the answer to be accurately deduced. This is supposed to be a question that stimulates thinking, decision making, and expression, but it falls short. Let’s now have an open discussion about this situation.