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ERIC Number: EJ608706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Conceptions of Geological Time among Primary Teacher Trainees, with Reference to Their Engagement with Geoscience, History, and Science.
Trend, Roger
International Journal of Science Education, v22 n5 p539-55 May 2000
Describes a study of preservice elementary teachers' (n=179) perceptions of geologic time. Finds that the respondents perceived events in Earth's geological past as falling into three distinct clusters: extremely ancient, less ancient, and geologically recent. Finds also that the teachers' grasp of relative time is more secure than their grasp of absolute time. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom