This May, Filippa will be presenting the outcomes of her research on time in 9th Hellenic Conference of Teaching Sciences & Technology in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Filippa spent lots of time during her Master, studying Deep Time. Deep Time refers to big scales of time, that Geologists use to describe phenomena that constantly change our Earth.
For the first time, primary research was conducted for Greece, with the goal to pinpoint students’ misconceptions and existing knowledge in Deep Time, geological phenomena and changes of the Earth. Alike to other countries worldwide, 15 year old students in Greece seem to encounter specific difficulties when they have to describe geological phenomena using Deep Time. That did not surprise us at all. What did surprise us, was that students rationalize and reason the Earth’s changes through time with human activities.
We are looking forward to meeting colleagues and learn more about the research in teaching Sciences.
Time-capsule project is based on the outcomes of this research. Find more information for the project here.