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Faculty Accounts of Teaching Geoscientific Thinking

These personal accounts were submitted by faculty in preparation for the Teaching Methods of Geoscience workshop in June 2012. Participants were asked to describe their insights into teaching the methods of geoscience based on their experience teaching the methods, research on teaching, or their geoscience research.


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Emphasizing the science in geoscience
Laurel Goodell, Princeton University
Emphasizing the Science in Geoscience Laurel Goodell, Geosciences, Princeton University Geoscience was not part of the curriculum when I went through the New Jersey public schools. Things have certainly improved ...

Research on Learning in the Geosciences: Contexts, Goals and Opportunities
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
David Mogk, Earth Sciences, Montana State University - BozemanOriginally prepared for a workshop on Bringing Research on Learning to the Geosciences, sponsored by NSF and the Johnson Foundation, Racine WI, July ...

Geoscience by example
Ntungwa Maasha, College of Coastal Georgia
Geoscience by exampleNtungwa Maasha, Natural Science, College of Coastal Georgia In June 2011 I was invited to the geology department of the Faulkner School of Engineering in the College of Science, University of ...

The child as history: recapitulation goes to school
Kip Ault, Lewis & Clark College
The child as history: recapitulation goes to school Kip Ault, Teacher Education, Lewis and Clark College As an essay to share with the participants of the "Teaching the Methods of Geoscience" I have ...

Geospatial and geosocial education
Declan De Paor, Old Dominion University
Geospatial and geosocial education Declan G. De Paor, Department of Physics, Old Dominion University, ddepaor@odu.edu The following were my undergraduate courses at University College Dublin, Ireland: 1969-70, 1st ...

Using research to teach the methods of geoscience
Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Using Research to Teach the Methods of Geoscience Anne Egger, Geological Sciences and Science Education, Central Washington University For seven years, I taught at a highly selective, research-intensive ...

The use of field experience and anecdotes in teaching
Joel Aquino, Gainesville State College
The use of field experience and anecdotes in teaching Joel S Aquino, PhD, STEM, Gainesville State College "Teaching geology without a fieldtrip is blasphemy" Joel S. Aquino My experience in teaching the ...

Lithic literacy and the "forensic" methods of geoscience
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta
Lithic literacy and the "forensic" methods of geoscienceJames R. Ebert, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, State University of New York, College at Oneonta My approach to teaching the methods of geoscience ...

It's scary to feel uncertain
Kim Hannula, Fort Lewis College
It's scary to feel uncertain Kim Hannula, Geosciences, Fort Lewis College About a month ago, I got a flyer in the mail advertising software to aid in three-dimensional visualization of geologic structures. ...

Teaching the scientific method at a community college
Pier Bartow, Klamath Community College
Teaching the scientific method at a community college Pier Bartow, Natural Resource Systems, Klamath Community College About 4 years ago our science department at Klamath Community College (KCC) decided to ...

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