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Recommended Resources

General References
Students at an outcrop

Whitmeyer, Steven J., Mogk, David W., and Pyle, Eric J. (eds.) (2009) Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches GSA Special Papers 461. ISBN: i978-0-8137-2461-4.

Whitmeyer, Steve and Mogk, David (2009) Geoscience Field Education: A Recent Resurgence , Eos, Vol. 90, No. 43, 385–396.

De Caprariis, Pascal P. (2002) Developing Successful Learning Strategies in Structural Geology , Journal of Geoscience Education v50 no2 p145-149.

Orion, Nir and Hofstein, Avi (1994) Factors That Influence Learning during a Scientific Field Trip in a Natural Environment , Journal of Research in Science Teaching v31 n10 p1097-1119

Reports on the findings of a study designed to investigate factors that influence the educational effectiveness of field trips for students. This study offers insight into the outdoors as a learning environment.

From the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT):

Contributions from the Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES) Subject Centre from the United Kingdom:

Research on Learning
Student using Brunton to sight

Bibliography of over 120 references on Teaching in the Field compiled by David Mogk (part of the Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences project).


Field Guides

Topical Guides

A unique way of presenting information about field skills in the context of the geology of a specific area:

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