Can we teach children geology using one of the world’s most popular video games?

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Can we teach children geology using one of the world’s most popular video games? / Westrin, Pontus; Berthet, Theo ; Brajkovic, Rok ; Pirard, Eric ; Murphy, Mariaelena; Bellucci, Luca ; Käär, Karin; Herrera, Juan; Kavanagh, Rachel.

In: European geologist, No. 50, 30.11.2020, p. 83-86.

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Westrin, P, Berthet, T, Brajkovic, R, Pirard, E, Murphy, M, Bellucci, L, Käär, K, Herrera, J & Kavanagh, R 2020, 'Can we teach children geology using one of the world’s most popular video games?', European geologist, no. 50, pp. 83-86. <https://issuu.com/efgoffice/docs/egj50>

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Westrin, P., Berthet, T., Brajkovic, R., Pirard, E., Murphy, M., Bellucci, L., Käär, K., Herrera, J., & Kavanagh, R. (2020). Can we teach children geology using one of the world’s most popular video games? European geologist, (50), 83-86. https://issuu.com/efgoffice/docs/egj50

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Westrin P, Berthet T, Brajkovic R, Pirard E, Murphy M, Bellucci L et al. Can we teach children geology using one of the world’s most popular video games? European geologist. 2020 Nov 30;(50):83-86.

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Westrin, Pontus ; Berthet, Theo ; Brajkovic, Rok ; Pirard, Eric ; Murphy, Mariaelena ; Bellucci, Luca ; Käär, Karin ; Herrera, Juan ; Kavanagh, Rachel. / Can we teach children geology using one of the world’s most popular video games?. In: European geologist. 2020 ; No. 50. pp. 83-86.

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