Using media in the classroom: Learning and teaching about the 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear events from a socioscientific and science literacy perspective

Wilhelmina Van Rooy, Cara Moore

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This article discusses using students’ analysis of media coverage of the March 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear events to develop their knowledge and understanding of geological concepts and related socio-scientific issues. It draws on news reported at that time, identifies themes in those reports, and suggests how this event can be used as a context for learning and teaching part of the Australian curriculum (science) in Year 6 and Year 9. Critical analysis of the media coverage enhances students’ scientific literacy, in particular synthesis, evaluation and analysis. Ideas for classroom implementation are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-52
Number of pages7
JournalTeaching Science
Volume58
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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In: Teaching Science, Vol. 58, No. 3, 2012, p. 46-52.

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