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The Goal of Evolution Instruction: Belief or Literacy? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper discusses an approach to teaching evolution that allows students to develop an accurate understanding of the nature of science and the scientific process, resulting in improvement in their ...
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Science Education Standards/Science Literacy, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Education

Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection

We investigate the merit of including deliberate instruction on argumentation and debate in an undergraduate Earth system science course. We examine sample student evaluations of arguments ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics
Subject: Education, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

The Role of Scaffolding Student Metacognition in Developing Mental Models of Complex Earth and Environmental Systems part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Students organize knowledge in Earth and environmental sciences and reason about environmental issues through manipulation of mental models. The nature of the Earth and environmental sciences, which ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Instructional Design:Scaffolding, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition, How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Environmental Science, Education

Using Internet technology to deliver an inquiry-based Earth systems course designed for middle school teachers part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: The past decade has seen the exponential growth of the Internet as a tool to deliver on-line instruction at all educational levels. Many first generation on-line courses employed strategies ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:Cooperative Learning, Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Education, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Environmental Science:Forest Resources:Rainforests, Deforestation

Integrating Policy and Land Management Issues into a Natural Sciences Education: Teaching Environmental Sciences on the lower San Juan River, Utah part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article describes an interdisciplinary field course combining natural sciences and policy and land management. The course is founded on a place-based set of problems. The course consists of a ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science, :Policy:US National Policy

Models in the courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article provides background information about the societal and technical aspects of the famous 'A Civil Action' trial. It also proposes that the steps involved in constructing a predictive ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Ways Of Learning
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater modeling, Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Industrial Waste, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Economics, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Metals, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining

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 ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Scaffolding, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized, Misconceptions/barriers to learning
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

Using Field-Camp Experiences to Develop a Multidisciplinary Foundation for Petroleum Engineering Students part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A petroleum-engineering geology field camp in existence for over 50 years has evolved to reflect the goal of developing a multidisciplinary foundation, or shared cognitive interface, with other ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Interdisciplinary Education
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Geoscience, :Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Petroleum/Coal Geology

A Winter Field-based Course on Limnology and Paleolimnology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The Union College (New York) course Lakes and Environmental Change balances the practical constraints of offering a field-based limnology / paleolimnology course during a winter term without the ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records

The Effect of an Earth-Science Learning Program on Students' Scientific Thinking Skills part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study published in the Journal of Geoscience Education explores junior high school students' understanding of the essential concepts involved in scientific thinking: observation, hypothesis and ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Metacognition, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Geologic Time
Subject: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling

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