Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Geosci. Commun., 4, 281–295, 2021
Geosci. Commun., 4, 281–295, 2021
Research article
26 May 2021
Research article | 26 May 2021

Using paired teaching for earthquake education in schools

Solmaz Mohadjer et al.

Related authors

GC Insights: Diversifying the Geosciences in Higher Education: a Manifesto for Change
Caitlyn A. Hall, Sam Illingworth, Solmaz Mohadjer, Mathew Koll Roxy, Craig Poku, Frederick Otu-Larbi, Darryl Reano, Mara Freilich, Maria-Luisa Veisaga, Miguel Valencia, and Joey Morales
EGUsphere,,, 2022
Short summary
Invited perspectives: Building sustainable and resilient communities – recommended actions for natural hazard scientists
Joel C. Gill, Faith E. Taylor, Melanie J. Duncan, Solmaz Mohadjer, Mirianna Budimir, Hassan Mdala, and Vera Bukachi
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 187–202,,, 2021
Short summary
Seismic monitoring of small alpine rockfalls – validity, precision and limitations
Michael Dietze, Solmaz Mohadjer, Jens M. Turowski, Todd A. Ehlers, and Niels Hovius
Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 653–668,,, 2017
Short summary
A Quaternary fault database for central Asia
Solmaz Mohadjer, Todd Alan Ehlers, Rebecca Bendick, Konstanze Stübner, and Timo Strube
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 529–542,,, 2016
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Geoscience education | Keyword: Pedagogy
GC Insights: Space sector careers resources in the UK need a greater diversity of roles
Martin O. Archer, Cara L. Waters, Shafiat Dewan, Simon Foster, and Antonio Portas
Geosci. Commun., 5, 119–123,,, 2022
Short summary
A remote field course implementing high-resolution topography acquisition with geomorphic applications
Sharon Bywater-Reyes and Beth Pratt-Sitaula
Geosci. Commun., 5, 101–117,,, 2022
Short summary
From a virtual field trip to geologically reasoned decisions in Yosemite Valley
Nicolas C. Barth, Greg M. Stock, and Kinnari Atit
Geosci. Commun., 5, 17–28,,, 2022
Short summary
Multi-scale virtual field experience: sedimentology and stratigraphy of Grand Ledge, Michigan, USA
Madeline S. Marshall and Melinda C. Higley
Geosci. Commun., 4, 461–474,,, 2021
Short summary
Virtual mapping and analytical data integration: a teaching module using Precambrian crystalline basement in Colorado's Front Range (USA)
Kevin H. Mahan, Michael G. Frothingham, and Ellen Alexander
Geosci. Commun., 4, 421–435,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Barrow, L. and Haskins, S.: Earthquake Knowledge and Experiences of Introductory Geology Students, Journal of College Science Teaching, 26, 143–146, 1996. 
Bilham, R. and Gaur, V.: Buildings as weapons of mass destruction, Science, 341, 618–619,, 2013. 
Bybee, R. W., Taylor, J. A., Gardner, A., Scotter, P. V., Powell, J. C., Westbrook, A., and Landes, N.: The BSCS 5E Instructional Model: Origins, Effectiveness, and Applications, Colorado Springs, CO: BSCS, 2006. 
Cavlazoglu, B. and Stuessy, C.: Changes in science teachers' conceptions and connections of STEM concepts and earthquake engineering, J. Educ. Res., 110, 239–254,, 2017. 
Erdik, M. and Durukal, E.: Earthquake risk and its mitigation in Istanbul, Nat Hazards, 44, 181–197,, 2008. 
Short summary
Lack of access to science-based natural hazards information impedes the effectiveness of school-based disaster risk reduction education. To address this challenge, we created and classroom tested a series of earthquake education videos that were co-taught by school teachers and Earth scientists in the UK and Tajikistan. Comparison of the results reveals significant differences between students' views on the Earth's interior and why and where earthquakes occur.
Final-revised paper