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Geosci. Commun., 5, 221–225, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-221-2022

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Geosci. Commun., 5, 221–225, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-221-2022
GC Insights
19 Jul 2022
GC Insights | 19 Jul 2022

GC Insights: Geoscience students' experience of writing academic poetry as an aid to their science education

Alice Wardle and Sam Illingworth

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Participants answered four questions concerning their experience writing a haiku based on a geoscience extract. Data were categorised as being part of the Task Process or Task Meaning. The themes involved in the Task Process were Identification of significant information, Distillation of information and Metamorphosis of text, while the themes related to Task Meaning were made up of Enjoyable, Challenging (which has sub-themes Frustrating and Restricted) and Valuable.
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