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The Earth science education community has made significant progress during the last decade in its ability to identify the unique thinking skills and abilities associated with Earth science and how to implement effective teaching strategies for the development of such skills and abilities. Articles highlight some of the unique contributions of the Earth sciences in the development of cognitive skills such as dynamic thinking; system thinking; spatial thinking; temporal thinking; conceptual barriers for understanding (e.g. rock formation); cognitive and behavioural processes involved in situated map-making and several more broader pedagogical issues such as argumentation pedagogy; analogical thinking; prior knowledge and alternative conceptions; teaching strategies to promote conceptual change and teacher-centered perception of higher education teachers.
Editorial: Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences Nir Orion; Roger Trend Journal of Geoscience Education; Sep 2009; 57, 4; Docstoc pg. 222 Reproduced with permission
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