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Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R. Frodeman
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 ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise, Geologic Time

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 ...

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:3D, Geoscience Expertise, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data , Maps

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 ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Assessment:Program Evaluation, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics

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 ...

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

Selective encoding in the interpretation of topographic maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M. Eley
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 ...

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:3D, Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data , Maps

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 ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

Cognitive Factors Affecting Student Understanding of Geologic Time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Dodick, and N. Orion

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

The differential susceptibility of topographic map interpretation to influence from training part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M. Eley
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 ...

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:3D, Spatial Representations Of Data , Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Spatial Intelligence:Maps

Seeing the big picture: map use and the development of spatial cognition part of SERC Print Resource Collection
D.H. Uttal
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 ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Spatial Intelligence:Scale, Maps

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 ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

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