Publication: Análisis comparativo de menciones al patrimonio paleontológico y otros tipos de patrimonio en los currículos de Educación Secundaria en España (periodo 1970-2020)
Full text at PDC
Acedo Peñato, Abel
Advisors (or tutors)
Sociedad geológica de España
This study addresses the need to include notions about the importance of natural heritage in subjects related to Biology and Geology in Secondary Education. For this, it has been analyzed the explicit presence of words related to paleontological, geological and natural heritage within all the laws implemented since 1970 in the educational curricula at the state level in Spain. The results reflect the scarcity of references to these concepts and point out that they are not always homogeneously treated. Conversely, in all the educational laws, mentions of cultural heritage stand out clearly, both in its historical and artistic denotations. Finally, a thoughtful approach and suggestions are presented as a proposal to discuss the expansion of these concepts and for their greater integration in matters related to natural sciences. These suggestions have meaning in the context of a slow but continuous educational change towards positions favorable to sustainability, in which equitable inclusive education in close contact with nature should be the fundamental pillars to raise awareness of tomorrow’s citizens.