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Measuring the Effects of a Research-Based Field Experience on Undergraduates and K-12 Teachers part of SERC Web Resource CollectionJacqueline Huntoon, Gregg Bluth, William Kennedy
During the summer of 1999, a new type of field course was taught in five of eastern Utah's National Parks and Monuments. It targeted a combination of university undergraduates and K-12 teachers, ...
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 ...
Measuring student understanding of geological time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Jeff Dodick, Nir Orion
This paper includes a copy and an assessment of the GeoTAT, a test of students' aptitude to understand geologic time, particularly their ability to work out stratigraphic relationships and to make ...
Qualitative Analysis of College Students' Ideas about the Earth: Interviews and Open-Ended Questions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Julie C. Libarkin, Steven W. Anderson, Julie Dahl Science, Meredith Beilfuss, William Boone
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education discusses alternative conceptions held by college students about the geosciences. Data were collected from students enrolled in introductory level ...
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 ...
Students' Misconceptions About the Correspondences Between a Map and the Terrain Represented by the Map part of SERC Print Resource Collection
K. A. Kastens, J. Griffith, L. Liben, and L. Pistolesi
This paper presents the development of a field-based test of map skills requiring students to apply information from a map to the real world and vice versa. Test results show that approximately one ...
Research methodologies in science education; visualization and the geosciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Libarkin, and C. Brick
This article addresses the use of visualizations in geoscience education. It traces the technological advancement of visualizations from static materials to animations and interactive models. It ...
Children's understanding of spatial representations of place: Mapping the methodological landscape part of SERC Print Resource Collection
L. S. Liben
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N. Orion, Y. Dubowski, and J. Dodick
This study assesses the educational potential of multimedia authoring using ASTOUND multimedia software. Thirty-two grade 12 students in an environmental course that included background instruction, ...
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 ...