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Developing successful learning strategies in structural geology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Pascal P. De Caprariis
In order to learn from field projects such as structure mapping, students need the conceptual tools (especially the mathematical background) to understand what they are seeing in the field. This ...

Subject: Education
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Scaffolding, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

The use of information technology to enhance learning in geological field trips part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Jonny Hesthammer, Haakon Fossen, MIchael Sautter, Bjorn Saether, Stale Emil Johansen
Students prepared for a field trip using a field simulator, which provided them with a variety of 3-D visualizations of the area and incorporated different kinds of geologic information (including ...

Subject: Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning

Using Field and Laboratory Exercises on Local Water Bodies to Teach Fundamental Concepts in an Introductory Oceanography Course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
George Leo Smith
An oceanography class in Wisconsin is centered around boat-based research on Lake Winnebago. Students investigate sediments, water quality, currents, and stratification.

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field

Incorporating GPS Technology with a Campus Walking Tour part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Daniel J. Weiss, James C. Walters
This independent assignment has groups of students take a questionnaire and a GPS unit on a geologic walking tour of the campus. Some of the questions have students learn to use the GPS by obtaining ...

Subject: Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential

Attracting students to science through field exercises in introductory geology courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Paul Karabinos, Heather Marie Stoll, William Templeton Fox
This article describes an introductory geology course at Williams College that is almost entirely field-taught. The article also refers to several other colleges that have - or have had - similar ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field

Learning Geologic Time in the Field part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Robert C. Thomas
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education describes a method used to teach the concept of geologic time to introductory geology students using an inquiry-based approach. Students work in ...

Subject: Education
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential

Effect of Field Activities on Student Learning part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Ernest L. Kern, John R. Carpenter
This article from the Journal of Geological Education presents a study that assessed the influence of field activities versus classroom-contained activities upon students in an earth science ...

Subject: Education:Assessment, Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field

part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Nira Orion, Yaniva Dubowski, J.T. Dodick
This article from the Journal of Research in Science Teaching assesses the potential of multimedia authoring as a learning tool. Grade 12 earth science students were provided with basic background ...

Subject: Education, :Assessment:Concept Map, Education:Assessment
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Incorporating Research Experiences, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

Designing Undergraduate Research Experiences for Nontraditional Student Learning at Sea part of SERC Print Resource Collection
James E. Gawel, Cheryl L. Greengrove
This article from the Journal of Geosceince Education summarizes two oceanography courses that involved students in ongoing research projects. By comparing these two course designs, the authors have ...

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Adult Learners, Instructional Design:Incorporating Research Experiences, Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Affective Domain:Learning Environments

Students' Misconceptions About the Correspondences Between a Map and the Terrain Represented by the Map part of SERC Print Resource Collection
K. A. Kastens, J. Griffith, L. Liben, and L. Pistolesi
This paper presents the development of a field-based test of map skills requiring students to apply information from a map to the real world and vice versa. Test results show that approximately one ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:Scale, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Assessment:Classroom Methods, Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning



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