On the Cutting Edge - Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty
Teaching Petrology in the 21st Century
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
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Teaching Petrology Workshop

July 9-15, 2003
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


The Petrology field trip on the Beartooth Highway

The goal of this workshop is to explore new methods of teaching igneous and metamorphic petrology in the context of modern advances in understanding the Earth system, analytical and field methods, and information technologies. The workshop will include a pre-meeting fieldtrip, demonstrations of laboratories and computer-assisted learning activities, and general sessions addressing current issues in teaching petrology.

Workshop outcomes will include a collection of instructional materials, plans for developing new materials (web-mediated, and perhaps a workbook), and establishment of working groups in key thematic areas. Instructional materials developed at the workshop will be reviewed, evaluated, and field-tested in classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to actively contribute to, lead, and participate in workshop activities, with the expectation of continued participation in the development and review of instructional materials after the workshop.

The Petrology workshop visits the Stillwater mine
Applications are invited from colleagues who teach petrology from all institutions of higher learning (e.g. 2YC, liberal arts colleges, comprehensive and research universities), and from all academic ranks. This workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation (CCLI-ND Program, Grant DUE-0127310), which covers the cost of the workshop activities; travel costs to/from the workshop must be borne by the individual or home institution. The application deadline is January 14, 2003.

Conveners: David Mogk (Montana State University), Cathryn Manduca (Carleton College), John Brady (Smith College), Cameron Davidson (Carleton College).

This workshop is part of the program On the Cutting Edge - Workshops for Geoscience Faculty, supported by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and DLESE with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation-Division of Undergraduate Education .


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