Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Geosci. Commun., 4, 33–41, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-33-2021
Geosci. Commun., 4, 33–41, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-33-2021

Research article 10 Feb 2021

Research article | 10 Feb 2021

The value of short Earth science continuing professional development for trainee primary school teachers

Denise Balmer

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (03 Nov 2020) by Katharine Welsh
AR by Denise Balmer on behalf of the Authors (04 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (05 Nov 2020) by Katharine Welsh
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Dec 2020) by Katharine Welsh
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Dec 2020) by Iain Stewart(Executive Editor)
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Earth science (rocks, soils, etc.) is often a subject area that causes concern for many primary school teachers and trainees who lack confidence in teaching it. The article describes and analyses the workshops offered by the Earth Science Education Unit led by enthusiastic Earth scientists. The reactions by participants to the appropriate level of practical suggestions, using cheap resources, shows how continuing professional development workshops provide valuable confidence-building sessions.
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