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Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of GIS-based Learning Materials in an Introductory Geoscience Course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Classroom observations were used to implement course redesign so that students could complete activities with minimal instruction in GIS. Quantitative measures of student knowledge were determined ...
Subject: Education, Geography:Geospatial
Fieldwork in Geography Teaching: a critical review of the literature and approaches part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This review of geography fieldwork pedagogy draws from various scientific literature mostly relating to the United Kingdom. It assesses the traditional conduct of geography fieldwork by discussing, ...
Subject: Geography, Education
Improving the preparation for fieldwork with IT: two examples from physical geography part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper investigates two ways information technology (IT) can enhance fieldwork preparation. The author asserts that geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-based tutorials can help ...
Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Physical
Sense of Place and Place-Based Introductory Geoscience Teaching for American Indian and Alaska Native Undergraduates part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A student's "sense of place" incorporates their affective as well as cognitive responses to physical places. Students with strong cultural bonds to homelands, many of whom are ...
Subject: Geography:Human/Cultural, Education
Pictorial Aids for Learning by Doing in a Multimedia Geology Simulation Game part of SERC Print Resource Collection
How can we help students learn to solve authentic geology problems within a virtual environment? This article describes the results of various scaffolding methods for students who were asked to ...
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology, Geography:Physical, Education
Mobile GIS in geologic mapping exercises part of SERC Print Resource Collection
We have been developing and teaching the components of mobile GIS in Field Methods courses and will be incorporating them into Structural Geology exercises. Since the bedrock in east central Indiana ...
Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience
Using GPS to Teach More than Accurate Positions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Undergraduate science majors need practice in critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and judging whether their calculated answers are physically reasonable. We have developed exercises using ...
Teaching Geography in Higher Education: a manual of good practice part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Approaches to learning: a study of first-year geography undergraduates part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: This paper reports the findings of a survey conducted to investigate how a cohort of geography undergraduates approach learning. The learning approaches they adopt and how their perceived ...
Unlocking the spatial dimension: digital technologies and the future of geoscience fieldwork part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: The development of affordable digital technologies that allow the collection and analysis of georeferenced field data represents one of the most significant changes in field-based ...
Subject: Geoscience, Geography