The Geosciences are essential to achieving the UN Sustainable development goals, for developing of improved environmental insight for future generations, and for maintaining an Earth capable of supporting human civilization. Thus, there is a strong need for good Geoscience education.
Geoscience education has long been established on a solid theoretical foundation, based in the basic sciences and practical experience gained from both the laboratory and the field. However at pre-University levels, the Geosciences still suffer from a low profile and priority in schools worldwide and do not inspire enough students to pursue Geoscience.
Geoscience education must address both this low profile issue and adapt to the post-Covid, data rich society of the future, in order to prepare the next generation using new and novel ways. Here, we will address our vision of what the future directions in the field Geoscience education ought to be.
Moderator: Adam SWITZER, Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University