Geology and Astronomy
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
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Using Cooperative Learning to Teach Mineralogy (and Other Courses Too!) part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities
This chapter is concerned primarily with how the content of a mineralogy course can be organized so that the students are more active and conscientious learners. This chapter is divided into three sections: Section ...
Lifelines and "Earth lines" part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Affective Domain:Activities
This activity can be used as a first lab for an introductory-level geoscience course. It is a cooperative ice-breaker gets students to know one another and opens discussion for geologic time and earth history.
Lab using Volcano Scenarios: Hazard Maps and Communicating Risk part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
This is a lab activity in which small groups of students work with maps, rocks, photographs of volcanic deposits, and textual data to construct a hazard map and a risk communication plan for a specific volcano. Each group is assigned a "volcano scenario," which is based on real volcanoes.
Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
Non-majors (Lutz): students collect & analyze data from campus field trips in intro geology labs. Majors (Srogi): students plan & implement research involving field site.
Meaningful, Informative, Simple: The Elusive Goals of Program Assessment at West Chester University of PA part of Building Strong Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
LeeAnn Srogi, Department of Geology and Astronomy, West Chester University of PA We began the struggle to assess our geoscience programs back in the 1990's. Our department offers a B.S. degree in geoscience ...
LeeAnn Srogi part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Affective Domain:Workshop 07:Workshop Participants
Department of Geology and Astronomy, West Chester 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 workshop? What ...
Conference Presentation (1)
The Teacher-Scholar-Citizen Model from Principle to Practice part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Teacher-Scholar (TS) models articulate how the fundamental roles of faculty in higher educational institutions are defined, valued, and balanced. Here we propose a Teacher-Scholar-Citizen (TSC) model as a better ...
Other Contributions (2)
Increasing Student Engagement in Lectures and Labs part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Poster Sessions
See Related Oral Session with discussion @ 4:00pm
Course Design and Interactive Learning part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Oral Sessions
See Related Poster Session Paper Bruce Herbert discussed: Chinn, C. A. and B. A. Malhotra (2002). "Epistemologically authentic inquiry in schools: A theoretical framework for evaluating inquiry tasks." ...
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