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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' ...
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 ...
Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education part of SERC Web Resource CollectionDiane Schweizer Clayton, Catherine Gautier
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 ...
Spatial Ability, Navigation Strategy and Geographic Knowledge Among Men and Women part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Dabbs Jr., E. L. Chang, R. Strong, R. Milun
This study tested the differences in navigation strategy and geographic knowledge between men and women. Men proved to be better than women in mental rotation skill, but men and women were equal in ...
A Course on Spatial Visualization and its Impact on the Retention of Female Engineering Students part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Sex-related Differences in Spatial Ability: What Every Geography Educator Should Know part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C. Self, R. Golledge
Acting Out Science: Using Senate Hearings to Debate Global Climate Change part of SERC Print Resource Collection
W.S. Harwood, J.G. McKinster, L. Cruz, D. Gabel
This article describes the design and implementation of a role-playing exercise which is set in a Senate hearing about global warming. The students play senators and members of special interest ...
Mass Extinction Debates: How Science Works in a Crisis part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This is a history of science project documenting a controversy as it unfolds. The controversy in question is whether the K/T extinction was caused by catastrophic volcanism or an asteroid impact. ...
Teaching Evolution and the Nature of Science part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The author discusses the common ways in which evolution is handled in biology classrooms. Often is included simply as a topic instead of as an organizing element. Another problem is the ...
Designing Undergraduate Research Experiences for Nontraditional Student Learning at Sea part of SERC Print Resource Collection
James E. Gawel, Cheryl L. Greengrove
This article from the Journal of Geosceince Education summarizes two oceanography courses that involved students in ongoing research projects. By comparing these two course designs, the authors have ...