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Designing Effective and Innovative Courses in Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry

An online workshop with opportunities for face-to-face interaction

Beginning March 2012 and ending October 2012.
Hydrothermally altered rhyolites, Landmannalaugar, Iceland. Image credit: Barbara Tewksbury.


Application deadline: March 1, 2012

Finding the time, energy, and inspiration to develop a new mineralogy, petrology, or geochemistry course, or to re-design an existing course, can be a challenge for faculty. This workshop is an opportunity for those who teach mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry to interact with colleagues, exchange ideas about teaching these courses effectively, discuss ways to address challenges, and make progress toward designing a new course or revising an existing course.

This workshop will combine the experience of On the Cutting Edge in successfully helping literally hundreds of faculty members design effective courses and course materials and will use from the resources developed in conjunction with the summer 2012 Cutting Edge workshop Teaching Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry in the 21st Century.

Convener: Barbara Tewksbury (Hamilton College), with guest sessions by Rachel Beane, David McConnell, Dave Mogk, and others.

Go to workshop overview.




This workshop is part of On the Cutting Edge, a professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation-Division of Undergraduate Education.

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