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Dorothea Ivanova

Department of Meteorology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Dorothea Ivanova

What are the key issues related to the role of the affective domain in teaching geoscience that you would like to engage at the workshop?

Critical thinking in the learning process.
Motivating students and the affective domain.
Use of the internet course-related information, internet lab sessions and the affective domain in teaching geoscience.
Conceptual diagrams and interdisciplinary relationships and the learning affective domain.

What expertise or experience (in study of the affective domain or teaching of geoscience) will you bring to the workshop? How would you like to contribute to the workshop?

I participate in the "Critical thinking in the learning process" initiative in our university. We developed powerful conceptual diagrams to help the learning process and to stimulate the affective domain. I applied these techniques in teaching atmospheric science courses. I would like to contribute by introducing and discussing these concepts during the workshop.

Essay: Sifting through online information: Critical thinking in the learning process

Learning how to learn is an important component of geoscience education. In our age of overwhelming boom in science and rapidly advancing instruments and technologies—sifting through geoscience information is not simple. Weather Information Systems, Remote Sensing techniques, and Atmospheric Climate Models are constantly improving and the information becomes outdated fast. Therefore, having the ability to find reliable data sources on the Internet is crucial. This is an important skill that I am trying to develop in my students.

I have tried different critical thinking techniques and internet training lab sessions in each of the courses I teach.


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