A importância do tempo geológico: desdobramentos culturais, educacionais e econômicos


  • Cinzia Cervato Universidade Estadual de Iowa
  • Robert Frodeman Universidade do Norte do Texas




Ciências da terra. Filosofia da geologia. Tempo geológico


A descoberta do tempo geológico revolucionou o pensamento científico e conduziu ao desenvolvimento das modernas Ciências da Terra. Apesar disso, pouca atenção é dada para as consequências culturais e sociais de longo alcance do tempo geológico, que vão bem além de sua influência sobre as Geociências. Este ensaio resume a literatura que descreve a dificuldade que os estudantes encontram para compreender o tempo profundo, fornece uma visão geral do desenvolvimento histórico e a relevância cultural do tempo profundo, e sugere maneiras de aumentar a compreensão dos alunos sobre o significado do tempo geológico.


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Biografia do Autor

Cinzia Cervato, Universidade Estadual de Iowa

Universidade Estadual de Iowa, Departamento de Ciências Geológicas e Atmosféricas.

Robert Frodeman, Universidade do Norte do Texas

Universidade do Norte do Texas, Departamento de Filosofia e Estudos da Religião.


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CERVATO, C.; FRODEMAN, R. A importância do tempo geológico: desdobramentos culturais, educacionais e econômicos. Terrae Didatica, Campinas, SP, v. 10, n. 1, p. 67–79, 2015. DOI: 10.20396/td.v10i1.8637389. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/td/article/view/8637389. Acesso em: 27 out. 2021.