Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 17 Issue 03

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Volume 17, No. 3
Pages 79 - 81

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • A Watery Road to Critical Thought: Oceanography's Place in Science Education

Tom Garrison
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My greatest professional joy for more than three decades has been teaching general oceanography to students not majoring in science. Science education and science students have changed substantially over that time—professors have become more specific and detailed in their coverage of our field, but our students are less aware of the basic facts needed to assimilate the information.


Garrison, T. 2004. Education: A watery road to critical thought: Oceanography’s place in science education. Oceanography 17(3):79–81, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.36.