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Fieldwork is Good? The Student Experience of Field Courses part of SERC Web Resource CollectionThe Higher Education Academy
This site describes the results of a research project that was conducted across geography, earth science and environmental science disciplines to examine the effect of fieldwork on students' ...
GeoPad: Information Technology for Field Science Education and Research part of SERC Web Resource Collection
First-Year Students 'Go Beyond' with Integrative Inquiry into Abrupt Change part of SERC Web Resource CollectionTricia Ferrett
In a first-year seminar on abrupt change in climate and human networks, the author analyzed student writing for integrative science learning that 'goes beyond'. Her research maps what students gain ...
Fieldwork Bibliography part of SERC Web Resource CollectionThe Geography Discipline Network
An annotated bibliography from the Geography Discipline Network (affiliated with GEES in the UK) on learning in the field. Readers are invited to suggest additions to the bibliography.
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This article presents the software, A Virtual Journey within the Rock Cycle, which was developed as a microworld game meant to enhance students' ability to perceive the rock cycle in terms of a ...
Software for Assisting High School Students in the Spatial Perception of Geological Structures part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Yael Kali, N. Orion
This paper investigates students' spatial perception of three-dimensional geological structures. Software was developed to assist students in developing the spatial skills needed for such perception. ...
Development and Evaluation of Where are We?: Map-skills Software and Curriculum part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Kim Kastens, D. Kaplan, K. Christie-Blick
Improvements in the instructional materials used in the prototype version of the Where are We program were accomplished through formative evaluation. These improvements include replacement of ...
An Interactive Multimedia Tool for Helping Students to Translate from Maps to Reality and Vice Versa part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Kim Kastens, D. VanEsselstyn, R. McClintock
This article outlines the rationale and implementation of the early phases of the Where are We? map utilization program. This program uses multimedia technology to help students understand how 2-D ...
Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of GIS-based Learning Materials in an Introductory Geoscience Course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Michelle Hall-Wallace, Carla M. McAuliffe
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 ...
Multisensory Immersion as a Modeling Environment for Learning Complex Scientific Concepts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C. Dede, M. Salzman, B. Loftin, D. Sprague
This article explores the strengths and limits for learning of various types of VR (virtual reality) modeling. Previous research shows that such immersive, multisensory experiences enhance students' ...