IO4 – syllabus

These intellectual outputs are the outcomes of GOAL workshop #4, taking place in Israel, in January 2020. However, it is also a result of the outputs of the previous workshops and the contribution of the participants along the whole project.

The first and the last days of the Israeli workshop were held in The Weizmann Institute of Science and in the middle 3 days a field tour took place, across the desert part of Israel.

The outputs of this workshop comprise of three sections: (i) Four educational resourceswere produced for higher education, related to Georesources, Georisks, Geoheritage and Water. (ii) The elaboration of an online publication of four educational field trips where geoethics aspects are integrated into various academic geoscience subjects; (iii) Presentation of a study of attitudes of academic geoscientists towards geoethics in general and towards the integration of geoethics aspects into the academic geoscience syllabus.

Intellectual Output 4A (IO4A) – GOAL Educational Georesources Resource (PDF)
Intellectual Output 4B (IO4B) – GOAL Educational Risks Resource (PDF)
Intellectual Output 4C (IO4C) – GOAL Educational Geoheritage Resource (PDF)
Intellectual Output 4E (IO4E) – Field trip: The rock cycle of Makhtesh Hatira (PDF)
Intellectual Output 4F (IO4F) – Field trip: A window to the geological history of southern Israel (PDF)
Intellectual Output 4G (IO4G) – Field trip: Interaction between georisks and geo-resources along the Dead Sea (PDF)
Intellectual Output 4H (IO4H) – Field trip: Ein-Gedi’s Mineral Water Plant – Is it a Geoethical case? (PDF)
Intellectual Output 4I (IO4I) – Attitudes of academic geoscientists towards the integration of geoethics aspects within the academic geoscience syllabus (PDF)
Intellectual Output 4J (IO4J) – Report of the 4th GOAL Workshops (PDF)

The aim of this workshop was to suggest and present practical aspects of the GOAL theoretical aspects that were established and designed during the previous three workshops.

More specifically, the Israeli workshop was designed to address the following objectives:

  • To discuss the readiness and willingness of Geoscience university departments to perceive geoethics as an integral part of their academic commitment (OUTPUT IO4I (PDF)
  • To raise understanding of the meaning of learning.
  • To present the educational role of the outdoor environment as a learning environment.
  • To model the integration of the outdoor environment within a learning sequence.
  • To demonstrate how to integrate Geoethics content within earth sciences academic courses.
  • To demonstrate teaching and learning in the outdoor learning environment.
  • To present concrete examples of integration of the geoethics subjects: Georesources, Georisks, Geoheritage, Geoparks and communication with the public.
  • To raise the issue of how to communicate geoscience knowledge to the public.