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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: THE ROCK CYCLE IN A WORKSHOP - PRESENTATION AND EVALUATION OF THE TEACHING APPROACH

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M. Psychogiou, P. Chrysostomidis
M. Psychogiou, P. Chrysostomidis

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A research organised in the frame of the European project GEOschools to investigate the interest of students and teachers in geosciences in secondary school, concluded that both students and teachers are deeply interested, among other things, in the teaching strategies applied to teaching Geology. Bearing this in mind, a workshop was designed about the rock cycle, simulating the natural processes that take place in earth’s lithosphere, using everyday objects. The workshop was then carried out with the help of students and/or teachers of secondary school who evaluated the whole endeavour in terms of efficiency in imparting knowledge and acquisition of a deeper understanding of otherwise difficult concepts through evaluation sheets.


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geology teaching; secondary school; simulation of natural processes

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