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Freshmen learning in a web-based chemistry course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Y.J. Dori
Chemistry courses in higher education have traditionally been composed of lectures, problem solving sessions and laboratories. This study describes a Web-based chemistry course and the learning ...

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:3D, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Cognitive Domain:Knowledge Transfer, How information is organized:Mental models

Use of a virtual environment in the Geowall to increase student confidence and perfomrance during field mapping: An example from an introductory-level field class part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Michael M. Kelly, Nancy R. Riggs
Geology students often have difficulty learning the baseline terrain-analysis skills required for success in introductory field geology. Students in the Introductory Field Methods class at Northern ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

Bringing the Field into the Classroom by Using Dynamic Digital Maps to Engage Undergraduate Students in Petrology Research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Theresa M. Boundy, Christopher Condit
We utilize Dynamic Digital Maps (DDMs) in our undergraduate petrology courses to bring in accessible and exciting volcanic field areas to the students in the class room and to engage the students in ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Maps

A Simple and Effective Tool for Teaching the Concept of Strike and Dip and the Measurement of Structural Data in the Field part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David A. Gonzales
The concept of strike and dip is integral to field studies in geology, but can be challenging and frustrating for students to learn. A simple and inexpensive field tool has proven effective in ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Visual Learning

Fieldwork in a digital world part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. E. Dobson

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

Water Towers, Pump Houses, and Mountain Streams: Students' Ideas about Watersheds part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Daniel P. Shepardson, Jon Harbor, Bryan Wee
The watershed concept is important in many areas of geology and environmental science, and the purpose of this study was to investigate students' ideas about watersheds and how these ideas change ...

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

Spatial Ability and Earth Science Conceptual Understanding part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Alice A. (Jill) Black
Relatively little research has considered the relationship of spatial abilities with common misconceptions and broader conceptual difficulties in the Earth sciences. This article from the Journal of ...

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Geologic Time, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

The use of computer games as an educational tool: identification of appropriate game types and elements part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A. Amory, K. Naicker, J. Vincent, C. Adams
The authors had students play three different kinds of games: an educational simulation game, a strategy game, a narrative-driven adventure game, and a first-person shooter. Students preferred the ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning

Effects of Student-Generated Diagrams versus Student-Generated Summaries on Conceptual Understanding of Causal and Dynamic Knowledge in Plate Tectonics part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Gobert, J. Clement
This article examines the beneficial effects of student-generated diagrams versus student-generated summaries on conceptual understanding on the topic of plate tectonics. A group of fifth grade ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Verbal, Ways Of Learning, Cognitive Domain

Earth and Mind: How Geologists Think and Learn about the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C.A. Manduca, D.W. Mogk
What does it mean to be a geoscientist? What characterizes the expertise that geoscientists bring to understanding the Earth? How do students develop this expertise? This volume brings together ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Drawing Inferences, Assessment:Classroom Methods, Spatial Intelligence, Instructional Design, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Cognitive Domain:Cognitive Development, Ways Of Learning:In the Field


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