Forum supports the campaign for new qualifications in Earth science in secondary schools

The Scottish Geodiversity Forum strongly supports Earth Science Education Scotland and their campaign for new qualifications in Earth science in secondary schools in Scotland, to replace the current Geology Higher. The recent low enrolments in Higher Geology are not due to a lack of demand, but to a lack of availability, which is largely related to a lack of trained teachers. The creation of a new Earth science qualification will allow students to study a wide range of topics related to the Earth and its resources in a manner that will provide next generation citizens with sufficient information to understand the basics of how the planet functions over geological time and to provide some generic skills training that is unique to Earth scientists, such as 3D and 4D visualisation and handling uncertainty.

You can find out more and support the campaign at http://earthscienceeducationscotland.com/

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