Effects of the Present Primary and High School Education Programmes In Turkey On the Formation of Consciousness for Geoheritage and Geoparks With a View to Protecting Them


TURKIYE JEOLOJI BULTENI-GEOLOGICAL BULLETIN OF TURKEY, cilt.60, ss.107-116, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.107-116


As the core elements of geologic protection; Geological Heritage and Geoparks can be considered as the practical ways for expressibility of the physical environment to people and community, on which they have been spending their life. The natural disasters are the most widespread consequence of unknown environment. On the other hand, structuring as the consequence of fast increasing population and the diversifying raw material consumption cause destruction of the nature and give rise to disappearance of Geological Heritage which are reference legibility's for the past of the Earth. The disappearance of these wealth makes the understanding of the Earth extremely difficult. Dealing with geoparks and geological heritage involve partial education which has to be the adult people occupation. The awareness for protection of the nature is practiced in the developed countries by commencing prior to school education and taught in primary and high school levels, which is realistic and perdurable. The syllabus of lessons such as science, environment, life, biology, geography etc. are enriched in accordance with the objective and there are also specific lessons on these topics. In order to identify the status of our country with this respect, the lessons and their syllabus of primary and secondary schools are investigated. The conclusions are far-off from being hopeful where the concepts of "geologic protection", "geopark" and "Geological Heritage" do not exist even as vocabulary in the syllabus.