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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 ...
Skill in map reading and memory for maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
K. Gilhooly, M. Wood, P. Kinnear, and C. Green
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 ...
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
J. Dodick, and N. Orion
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 ...
Learning-for-Use in Earth science: Kids as climate modelers part of SERC Print Resource Collection
D.C. Edelson, C. Salierno, G. Matese, V. Pitts, and B. Sherin
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 ...
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 ...
Education in complex systems part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M. J. Jacobson, K. Brecher, M. Clemens, W. Farrell, J. Kaput, K. Reisman, and U. Wilensky
This paper provides an overview of issues related to learning about complex systems and the application of complexity concepts and approaches that were considered as part of presentations at the ...
Cognitive Factors Affecting Student Understanding of Geologic Time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Dodick, and N. Orion
The differential susceptibility of topographic map interpretation to influence from training part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study appraises the extent to which subjects' implementation of map to landsurface matching is task-determined or influenced by training. Study subjects comprised three groups of 19 early ...
Seeing the big picture: map use and the development of spatial cognition part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper considers the relation between the development of spatial cognition and children's use of maps and models. A new theoretical perspective is presented that takes into account the ...
Integrating undergraduate education and scientific discovery through field research in igneous petrology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David Gonzales, Steven Semken
We recast a standard igneous petrology course at Fort Lewis College into a field-based, inquiry-driven research course focused on a specific field area, in this case the Tertiary volcanic complex at ...