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Okunlola, Olugbenga A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
Nigeria (total land area of 923,768 km2 ) is underlain by a crystalline Precambrian basement, Jurassic granites, and Cretaceous to Recent sedimentary rocks, and is prone in places to environmental degradation and geohazards. The country hosts approximately 34 different mineral types in about 855 locations with considerable oil and gas reserves.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Earth Science, Geology, Mineralogy
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LaDue, Nicole; Clark, Scott K. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
The challenges and priorities of defining and achieving Earth System Science (ESS) literacy are examined through surveys of geoscience educators attending a professional geological meeting. Two surveys with Likert-style and free-response questions were distributed to geoscientists and K-12 teachers to elicit what instructors think are important…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Earth Science, Scientific Literacy, Geology
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Cheek, Kim A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Seventy-nine studies in geoscience conceptions appeared in peer-reviewed publications in English from 1982 through July 2009. Summaries of the 79 studies suggest certain recurring themes across subject areas: issues with terms, scale (temporal and spatial), role of prior experience, and incorrect application of everyday knowledge to geoscience…
Descriptors: Geology, Earth Science, Educational Research, Journal Articles