Welcome to the home page of the GeoSciEd 2014 - the 7th Quadrennial Conference of the International Geoscience Education Organisation (IGEO).
Geosciences play a seminal role in the exploration and extraction of mineral resources, water resources and earth materials, prediction, prevention and mitigation of natural and human-made hazards, addressing the issues of global warming, climate change, environmental pollution etc. Integrated study of the dynamic processes that formed and modify our solid Earth, its oceans and atmosphere, and its position in the universe underpins all these key areas of scientific understanding. Despite this, there is an alarmingly low level of earth science literacy and awareness among school students, and the public at large. This leads to bright and talented students taking to medicine, engineering and other fields merely due to a lack of understanding of the possibilities of higher education and exciting and challenging careers in geosciences. This scenario warrants stepping up of efforts to enhance awareness of geosciences and improve the quality of teaching geosciences at all levels. With this mission at its core, the International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO; http://www.geoscied.org/) promotes the International Conference on ‘Geoscience Education’ (GeoSciEd). The seventh in the series will be held in Hyderabad, India, during September 5-9, 2014.
The main objective of the conference is to bring together leading academicians, scientists, researchers, graduate students and others whose mandate/interest is to promote geoscience education at the school-, college- and university-levels and among the general public. The 7th GeoSciEd will be a critical forum for discussion and exchange of ideas, expertise, experiences and knowledge concerning all aspects of geoscience education (i.e., teaching of solid earth, oceans, atmosphere and astronomy). It is hoped that at the end of the conference, the participants would identify the hurdles in achieving IGEO’s goal of ‘promoting GeoScience education worldwide’ and recommend steps to spread geoscience literacy and improve the way geoscience is taught in schools across the world.
A small version of the brochure is available here.
Click here to download the Registration form for the 7th GeoSciEd