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Soil Science Education Practices Used in Canadian Postsecondary, K–12, and Informal Settings. 2019. Krzic, M.; Wilson, J.; Hazlett, P.; Diochon, A. Natural Sciences Education 48:

Year: 2019

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 39992

Language: English

Availability: PDF (download)

Available from the Journal's Web site.
DOI: 10.4195/nse2019.09.0015

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This study explored practices that Canadian soil scientists use to educate postsecondary and K-12 students and the general public. The most commonly used type of educational activities by survey respondents, regardless of the settings and the type of target audience, were the field based hands-on activities. The other two, commonly used educational activities were lectures and laboratory activates; and they were predominantly implemented at the postsecondary institutions. This study offers insights into types of educational practices used by Canadian soil scientists to raise awareness about importance of soil.