Eric Pyle

Geology and Environmental Science

James Madison University

Workshop Leader and Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (5)

Web-o-Cycles part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This is a classroom activity intended as an introductory exercise in a capstone experience involving complex Earth systems.

Be the Block: Working the Geologic Block Diagram as an Inquiry Tool part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
Working with data, students develop 3-D understandings of Earth structures using inference to construct a block diagram from a collection of 2-D information.

Rubric for field notes/field books part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Assessment Tools
This is a rubric for assessing student work with field note-taking. It provides clear expectations to students before any field assignment commences. This rubric is derived from the work of the sub-committee at the ...

Lithologic/Memoir Rubric for Field Activities part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Assessment Tools
This is a scoring rubric that has been used over the last two years in the JMU field course. It specifically targets student performance in knowledge, skills, and dispositions as expressed in their written ...

Rubric for maps and cross-sections part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Assessment Tools
This is a scoring rubric for assessing student geologic maps and cross-sections, as used by the JMU Field Course.

Course (1)

James Madison University - History and Philosophy of the Geosciences part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Courses
As an introductory experience in the Bachelor of Arts in Earth Science, students will be inculcated in the philosophy of geosciences as an interdisciplinary medium for extending classical science viewpoints to ...

Essays (3)

Connecting Science Pedagogy with Complex Earth Systems Thinking: A Non-Linear, Sensitive-Dependent Journey part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Workshop 2010:Participant Essays
Eric Pyle, James Madison University When I contemplate the nature of complex Earth systems, I am immediately drawn to both the philosophical aspects of their descriptions as well as the instructional opportunities ...

Assessment in the Context of Evaluation at James Madison University part of Building Strong Geoscience Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Eric J. Pyle, Department Geology & Environmental Science, James Madison University The Department of Geology & Environmental Science at James Madison University is a large one among undergraduate ...

Eric Pyle part of Cutting Edge:Affective Domain:Workshop 07:Workshop Participants
Department of Geology & Environmental Science, James Madison University Homepage What are the key issues related to the role of the affective domain in teaching geoscience that you would like to engage at the ...