Enhancing the capacities of natural hazard mitigation: A study on a typhoon curriculum module in high school earth science

Chun-Yen Chang, Yueh Hsia Chang

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Abstract

This study is part of the hazards mitigation education program "research on teaching resources development and curriculum promotion on natural hazards mitigation at high school level." This study demonstrated the implementation of a newly developed earth science curriculum module of typhoon hazards mitigation in a 10th grade high school classroom in Taiwan. The curriculum module design is a response to the calls for better natural hazards mitigation education in the school systems in Taiwan. Findings show that the curriculum module has resulted in the positive learning outcomes in both students' learning achievement and attitude toward typhoon hazards mitigation. Findings also suggest that group discussion activities could enhance students' thinking and experience sharing on the perceptions about typhoon hazards preparedness and mitigation. This study suggests that the hazards mitigation curriculum module to be added as a topic in the national high school curriculum guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-440
Number of pages18
JournalNatural Hazards
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Curriculum module
  • High school
  • Learning outcomes
  • Typhoon hazards mitigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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