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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' ...
Fieldwork in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Higher Education Curriculum: an annotated bibliography part of SERC Web Resource CollectionC. Cottingham, M. Healey, P. Gravestock
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.
Development and Validation of an Instrument for Assessing the Learning Environment of Outdoor Science Activities part of SERC Print Resource Collection
N. Orion, A. Hofstein, P. Tamir, and G.J. Gidding
This study was conducted to describe the development and validation of Science Outdoor Learning Environment Inventory (SOLEI), an instrument used to assess science learning environments on field ...
Improving the preparation for fieldwork with IT: two examples from physical geography part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Warburton, and M. Higgitt
This paper investigates two ways information technology (IT) can enhance fieldwork preparation. The author asserts that geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-based tutorials can help ...
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 ...
Learning in the Field: Synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David W. Mogk and Charles Goodwin
This paper begins by addressing practical wisdom that has been drawn from anecdotal reports of learning in the field contributed by geoscience faculty. It then outlines the following attributes of ...
Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Use melting ice to teach students about radioactive decay. With a ring stand, set a funnel of ice over a graduated cylinder and students can construct a decay curve by plotting meltwater volume ...
Attracting students to science through field exercises in introductory geology courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Paul Karabinos, Heather Marie Stoll, William Templeton Fox
This article describes an introductory geology course at Williams College that is almost entirely field-taught. The article also refers to several other colleges that have - or have had - similar ...
An Integrative Summer Field Course in Geology and Biology for K-12 Instructors and College and Continuing Education Students at Eastern Washington University and Beyond part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Jennifer A. Thomson, John A. Buchanan, Suzanne Schwab
For the last fifteen years, a small group of faculty members in the departments of geology and biology at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA have offered a seven to ten day interdisciplinary ...