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GC Insights: Geoscience students' experience of writing academic poetry as an aid to their science education

Wardle, Alice; Illingworth, Sam


Alice Wardle


A survey was completed by 11 geoscience students in order to explore their experience of writing poetry as an aid to their science education. A thematic analysis found that themes could be categorised as being related to either the “Task Process” (“Identification of Significant Information”, “Distillation of Information”, “Metamorphosis of Text”) or “Task Meaning” (“Enjoyable”, “Valuable”, “Challenging”, which has sub-themes “Frustrating” and “Restricted”). The results of this study present evidence that writing haikus based on scientific texts can aid geoscience students by making newly learned information more digestible.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 7, 2022
Online Publication Date Jul 19, 2022
Publication Date Jul 19, 2022
Deposit Date Jul 22, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 25, 2022
Journal Geoscience Communication
Publisher European Geosciences Union
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 3
Pages 221-225
Keywords Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous); Communication
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