Geoscience Education

Indoor and Outdoor

  • Clara Vasconcelos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Arlino Camargo Livério Jr., Eduardo M. Santos, Adriana P. B. Tufaile, Alberto Tufaile, Carlos Molina Mendes, Rosely Aparecida Liguori Imbernon
      Pages 161-172
    3. David Brusi, Amelia Calonge, Edson Souza
      Pages 173-193
    4. Rui Marques Vieira, L. F. Moreira, Celina Tenreiro-Vieira
      Pages 195-205
    5. Isilda Rodrigues, Joana Torres, Paulo Favas
      Pages 207-223
    6. Clara Vasconcelos, Maria Luísa Vasconcelos, Joana Torres
      Pages 225-236

About this book


This book presents research in Geoscience Education focusing on indoor and outdoor environments in which teaching geoscience gains particular relevance, significance and contextualization. The research areas that are presented throughout the thirteen chapters cover a wide variety of subjects ranging from educational resources and fieldwork to science models. Chapters discuss specific geoscience topics such as earthquakes, rocks, fossils and minerals. Other chapters present a more interdisciplinary approach addressing topics that aren’t usually examined, such as geomedicine and geoethics, with a specific focus on sustainable development and their alignment with the school curricula.

Throughout the book readers can find research-based arguments illustrated with practical examples, which will help them to innovate in their curriculum development area, classroom practices and pre and in-service teachers’ education. The book challenges readers to improve Geoscience Education by changing the ways of teaching, by enabling students to exploit their natural curiosity, and by spurring a learning process that should not be confined to the classroom but rather maintained throughout life. 


science models teaching geoscience non-formal education teaching geology field activities field classes geomedicine geoethics geoscience modelling geoscience fieldtrips geoscience teaching approaches to geological knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Clara Vasconcelos
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do PortoInstituto de Ciências da Terra (Pólo do Porto)PortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43318-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43319-6
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