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Characterization and Identification of Mineral Unknowns: A Mineralogy Term Project part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses single term undergraduate mineralogy course completion of a project involving the characterization and identification of mineral unknowns. These identifications are based on ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis, Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, :Overview/Summary, Course Information

Using Poetry to Teach about Minerals in Earth Science Class part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses a class which incorporates poetry into science teaching in order to expand the curriculum beyond content knowledge or process skills. In this ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information, Pedagogic Resources, :Overview/Summary

Teaching Mineralogy from the Core to the Crust part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses revising the typical sequence of a mineralogy course in order to enhance retention of information and facilitate learning. Beginning with the ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information

Using Inquiry-Based Methodologies to Ease the Pain of Learning Mineral Formulae and Analytical Techniques part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article from the Journal of Geoscience Education discusses the use of constructivist-type approaches to the memorization of mineral formula and analytical techniques. The author shows that the ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Pedagogic Resources, Course Information, Activities:Project

Integration of New Methods into Teaching Mineralogy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article presents a revised mineralogy curriculum based on the course designers' reflections on appropriate content and on new learning methods and teaching ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Education
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Course Information, Pedagogic Resources

The Polarized Light Microscope: Should we Teach the use of a 19th Century Instrument in the 21st Century? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses reasons that the use of the polarized light microscope (PLM), and the teaching of optical mineralogy in general, is decreasing. The author feels ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Education
Resource Type: Course Information, Pedagogic Resources, :Overview/Summary

Teaching Process Mineralogy in Australia part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses new curriculum materials being developed for use in Australian undergraduate and postgraduate courses in process mineralogy. Funded by the ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Education
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Course Information, Pedagogic Resources