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Complex folds in Anti-Atlas Mountains of Algeria. Image from Google Earth.

Journal Club Overview

This journal club provided an opportunity to dive into the literature on spatial thinking, particularly in the context of the geosciences, and to discuss it in depth with interested colleagues.

Journal Club Goals

Our goals were to:

Readings and Discussion Themes

Meeting Dates and Times


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

Application and Selection Criteria

Applications were due November 21, 2011. The journal club was limited to 10 participants. Participants were selected with the goal of assembling a group with expertise in spatial thinking in the geosciences and spatial cognition, as well as a spectrum of institutional settings and teaching experiences and a diversity of participants. Preference was given to applicants who hold faculty positions at colleges and universities and who can attend all five meetings. Applicants were notified of selection in December. For more information see our page on general information for Cutting Edge workshop participants.


We posted a summary of what we learned and our recommendations for research on spatial thinking in the geosciences.

For More Information

Please contact Carol Ormand (cormand@carleton.edu or 608-213-1618).

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