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Gender, Genre, and Writing Style in Formal Written Texts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses a comparison of male and female writing styles in Modern English. Writing samples are from diverse genres of articles and books in the British National Corpus (BNC). Fully ...
Existential Approaches to Action Research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Envisioning the outcrop part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This essay is an experiment in visual thinking that explores the process of geologic insight. The author asks the question: What differences make a difference when examining an outcrop? Marks on ...
Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book examines the boundaries between philosophy and earth science. The author challenges each field, proposing that only by engaging other fields will earth science and philosophy reach their ...
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry
Skill in map reading and memory for maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper investigates the applicability of the maxim on expert memory to the case of topographic contour map reading. This study aims to clarify the role of map reading skill in map memory through ...
Subject: Psychology, Education
Light part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study assesses the meaning of light for 10-15 year old children. Data were gathered through interviews and questionnaires. Results indicate two different conceptions of light: light equated with ...
Subject: Physics:Optics, Education
Integrating computing across a geosciences curriculum through an applications course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article asserts that computer technology changed the way we communicate, calculate, perform, teach, and learn. It describes how a geoscience department integrated computer applications across ...
Introducing Evolution to Non-Biology Majors Via the Fossil Record: A case study from the Israeli High School System part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses the curriculum, From Dinosaurs to Darwin: Evolution from the Perspective of Geologic Time, and a case study of the implementation of that curriculum in a high school class. Many ...
Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology, Geology:Historical Geology, Biology:Evolution
Learning-for-Use in Earth science: Kids as climate modelers part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses the Learning-for-Use design framework, a tool to aid curriculum designers develop engaging curricula that foster useful understanding of material. The main goals of the framework ...
Subject: Education, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Selective encoding in the interpretation of topographic maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes two experiments in which experienced adult map readers compared three-dimensional land surface drawings against previously and separately studied contour maps. Results indicate ...
Subject: Psychology, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology