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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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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