Developing Student Understanding of Complex Systems in the Geosciences
April 18-20, 2010
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Note: This workshop has already taken place. See the Workshop Program for links to presentations, discussions, and other material from the workshop.
This workshop is for faculty who
- teach about or study complex systems, in the geosciences and in other fields such as science, economics, and engineering
- research the development of conceptual understanding of complex systems, or
- study the process of teaching or learning about complex systems.
We will bring together science educators, educational researchers, and cognitive scientists to share their understanding about successful strategies in teaching and learning about complex systems.
- Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
- Dave Mogk, Montana State University
- David Bice, The Pennsylvania State University
- Eric Pyle, James Madison University
- Jim Slotta, University of Toronto
This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, and is sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation - Division of Undergraduate Education.
This workshop is one of the 2010 On the Cutting Edge Emerging Theme Workshops, which are designed to move critical ideas and concepts into the mainstream of geoscience education. This workshop was built upon prior workshops such as Teaching About Energy in Geoscience Courses, the Role of Metacognition in Teaching Geoscience, and Teaching about the Early Earth.