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ERIC Number: EJ1048916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Teaching Climate Change Science in Senior Secondary School: Issues, Barriers and Opportunities
Bunten, Rod; Dawson, Vaille
Teaching Science, v60 n1 p10-18 Mar 2014
This paper argues that, despite its difficulties, climate change can (and perhaps needs to) be taught rigorously to students by enquiry rather than through transmission and that such a method will enable students to make judgments on other issues of scientific controversy. It examines the issues and barriers to the teaching of climate change, outlines how such an approach might be used to teach a course for Year 11 and 12 students in practice and suggests some of the subject knowledge needed to teach such a course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 11; High Schools; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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