Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Teaching kids to think critically about climate
Contributor(s): Quinn, Frances  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
Handle Link:
Abstract: Two recently published books suggest that the public - and school children in particular - are being fed lies about environmental issues such as climate change. The books - "How to Get Expelled from School: A guide to climate change for pupils, parents & punters" by Ian Plimer and "Little Green Lies: An expose of twelve environmental myths" by Jeff Bennett - clearly demonstrate how important it is to have a scientifically literate Australia. The distorted and selectively reported science in these books highlights some of the challenges that Australian teachers face in teaching science, and how important it is that they are supported in this task.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Conversation (Environment + Energy)
Publisher: The Conversation Media Trust
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
Other Links:
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 122
Views: 124
Downloads: 0
Appears in Collections:Journal Article
School of Education

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Mar 4, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.