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Journal Club Overview

This journal club provides an opportunity to dive into the literature on problem solving and problem-based learning, particularly in the context of the geosciences and other STEM disciplines, and to discuss it in depth with interested colleagues.

Journal Club Goals

We will:

Potential Readings and Discussion Themes

Although specific readings and discussion themes for each month have not yet been selected, we are likely to read some of the following:

Image courtesy of Linda Wilson, University of Texas at Arlington.

Meeting Dates and Times


To facilitate a deep exploration of this topic, participants are expected to

Application and Selection Criteria

Note: the application deadline has passed.

Applications are due November 30, 2011. The journal club will be limited to 12 participants. Participants will be selected with the goal of assembling a group with expertise in problem solving and problem-based learning in the geosciences and other STEM disciplines and geoscience education, as well as a spectrum of institutional settings and teaching experiences and a diversity of participants. Preference is given to applicants who hold faculty positions at colleges and universities. Applicants will be notified of selection in late December. For more information see our page on general information for Cutting Edge workshop participants.


We will post summaries of what we learn shortly after each meeting and will develop an annotated list of recommended readings on problem solving and problem-based learning in the geosciences.

For More Information

Please contact Ellen Iverson (eiverson AT

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