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Students' Understanding of Complex Dynamic Systems part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Federica Raia
This study from the Journal of Geoscience Education looks at students' approach to complex dynamic systems and the mental models they use to construct knowledge. Results show that students tend to ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

Why Some Students Have Trouble with Maps and Other Spatial Representations part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Toru Ishikawa, Kim A. Kastens
This survey published by the Journal of Geoscience Education has discovered several insights that cognitive and learning sciences can use in geoscience education. First, different students respond to ...

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning, Cognitive Domain

Journal of Geoscience Education special issue on Student Thinking about the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
The papers included in this volume represent a significant contribution to the literature on student conceptions, cognition, and conceptual change specifically related to the geosciences. A wide ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Interdisciplinary Education, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

Earth and Mind: How Geologists Think and Learn about the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C.A. Manduca, D.W. Mogk
What does it mean to be a geoscientist? What characterizes the expertise that geoscientists bring to understanding the Earth? How do students develop this expertise? This volume brings together ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Drawing Inferences, Assessment:Classroom Methods, Spatial Intelligence, Instructional Design, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Cognitive Domain:Cognitive Development, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

An Investigation of Student Engagement in a Global Warming Debate part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Diane M. Schweizer, Gregory J. Kelly
This study investigates how using debate as a pedagogical tool for addressing earth system science concepts can promote active student learning, present a realistic and dynamic view of science, and ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Drawing Inferences, Complex Systems, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics

Exploring the Social, Moral, and Temporal Qualities of Pre-Service Teachers' Narratives of Evolution part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Deirdre Hahn, Sarah K Brem, Steven Semken
This study, published in the Journal of Geoscience Education, presents the idea that addressing personal barriers and misunderstandings that might impede geoscience education may become an effective ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Outside the Lines: Issues in Interdisciplinary Research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Liora Salter, Alison Hearn (eds.)
This book explores the nature and practice of interdisciplinary research in Canada. Contributors address the ways in which interdisciplinary research is defined, positioned, and handled by ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

Inquiry learning through students' East-West Coast online collaboration about plate tectonics part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Gobert
This paper describes a collaborative online project about plate tectonic activity involving middle and high school students in California and Massachusetts. The students collaborated online using ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models

The Learning Sciences and Geoscience part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M.C. Linn
The author asserts that too often, science instruction in the United States results in memorized details rather than linked or connected ideas. High stakes assessments can inadvertently reinforce ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Instructional Design:Scaffolding, Use of Technology, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics

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Federica Raia

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems


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