Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 45/2018

Developing new approaches and strategies for teaching Physical Geography and Geomorphology: the role of the Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology (AIGeo)

Manuela Pelfini (a), Paola Fredi (b), Irene Bollati (a), Paola Coratza (c), Giandomenico Fubelli (d), Marco Giardino (d), Luisa Liucci (e) Alessandra Magagna (d), Laura Melelli (e), Veronica Padovani (f), Luisa Pellegrini (g), Luigi Perotti (d), Sandra Piacente (c), Alessandro Vescogni (c), Andrea Zerboni (a) & Gilberto Pambianchi (h)
(a) Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra "A. Desio". (b) Università di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra. (c) Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche. (d) Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra. (e) Università di Perugia, Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia. (f) Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth NY 14850 USA. (g) Università di Pavia, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell'Ambiente. (h) Università di Camerino, Scuola di Scienze e Tecnologie. Corresponding author e-mail:

Volume: 45/2018
Pages: 119-127


The researches carried out by the AIGeo (Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology) members, also in collaboration with other researchers, cover various important topics of the Environmental and Earth Sciences and focus on scientific goals and on the development of educational strategies and applications as well. Topics and novelties concerning Physical Geography and Geomorphology fit well with the indications included in the Ministerial National Guidelines for the secondary schools of 2nd level and in the general goals referred to the secondary school of 1st level, where the landscape is discussed by the Geography teachers and natural phenomena by the Science teachers. In this paper, we present an overview about education in Physical Geography and Geomorphology and some examples of the most recent researches planned and tested for the secondary school (1st and 2nd level) and for present and future teachers.


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