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What scientific concepts are required to understand climate change?

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • A large body of international research shows that school students frequently hold misconceptions about the science of climate

    change. In order to investigate students’ understanding of this complex topic in more detail, a concept inventory (CI) is being

    developed for the key scientific concepts underlying climate change. This paper reports on the first stage of this process:

    determining which concepts should be included. A Delphi study was conducted to consult 18 academics, researchers and highschool teachers with expertise in the topic. A literature review was also carried out to determine which concepts were cited as

    important for understanding climate change. The final list of concepts to be covered by the CI is a synthesis of these.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Jarrett, L. E., Takacs, G. & Ferry, B. (2011). What scientific concepts are required to understand climate change?. Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (pp. 89-94).

Start Page


  • 89

End Page


  • 94

Abstract


  • A large body of international research shows that school students frequently hold misconceptions about the science of climate

    change. In order to investigate students’ understanding of this complex topic in more detail, a concept inventory (CI) is being

    developed for the key scientific concepts underlying climate change. This paper reports on the first stage of this process:

    determining which concepts should be included. A Delphi study was conducted to consult 18 academics, researchers and highschool teachers with expertise in the topic. A literature review was also carried out to determine which concepts were cited as

    important for understanding climate change. The final list of concepts to be covered by the CI is a synthesis of these.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Jarrett, L. E., Takacs, G. & Ferry, B. (2011). What scientific concepts are required to understand climate change?. Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (pp. 89-94).

Start Page


  • 89

End Page


  • 94