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Online Databases and Other Internet Resources for Earth Science part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Pillarisetty Venkataramana
This book contains over 1000 links to Earth science related databases and resources on the Internet. It's main purpose is to group these resources together in order that a researcher, teacher or ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Drawing Inferences, Complex Systems

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A. Blake
This paper begins with a discussion regarding the nature and complexity of understanding in the conceptually confined domain of earth science, here limited to its 'geological' aspects. There then ...

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

Students' understanding of climate change: Insights for scientists and educators part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M.V.R. Gowda, J.C. Fox, R.D. Madelky

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

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Jeffries H., Stanisstreet M., Boyes E.
The prevalence of the ideas of Year I undergraduate biology students about the consequences, causes and cures of the 'greenhouse effect' was determined using a closed-form questionnaire, and the ...

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

How the public views climate change part of SERC Print Resource Collection
W Kempton
This article examines cultural models that U.S. voters use in an attempt to understand global climate change. It will suggest how popular misconceptions arise and how better communication could ...

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

Understanding the science of environmental issues: Development of a subject knowledge guide for primary teacher education part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Summers M., Kruger C., Childs A.
In the light of an increased concern for environmental education (especially in the context of sustainable development) in the UK, this study used questionnaire surveys to explore the understanding ...

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

Ontology and the Teaching of Earth System Science part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J.C. Libarkin, J.P. Kurdziel
Student ontological level is an important consideration for faculty interested in teaching Earth System Science. Interviews with 61 students enrolled in entry-level geology courses at two ...

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

Misconceptions and conceptual changes concerning continental drift and plate tectonics among Portuguese students aged 16-17 part of SERC Print Resource Collection
L. Marques, D. Thompson
The study investigates the misconceptions of Portuguese students aged 16-17 in an area of science education, earth science education, which is insufficiently researched. Students' ideas of the ...

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

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R. McKenney, J. Webster
Although seafloor banding patterns are widely taught as a key piece of evidence for plate tectonics, little research has been conducted on student understanding of magnetism in a geological context. ...

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

Concept mapping to reveal prior knowledge and conceptual change in a mock summit course on global climate change part of SERC Print Resource Collection
S. Rebich, C. Gautier
The complex nature of climate change science poses special challenges for educators. Learners come to the classroom with prior knowledge on the topic, which serves as a foundation for further ...

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


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