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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 ...
Children's understanding of spatial representations of place: Mapping the methodological landscape part of SERC Print Resource Collection
L. S. Liben
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 ...
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 ...
Understanding the Learning Process and Effectiveness of Teaching Methods in the Classroom, Laboratory, and Field part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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 ...
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 ...
Geoscience learning research in UK higher education part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses changes in the higher education system in the UK in the early 21st century and describes new efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of fieldwork in geoscience education.
Producing websites for assessment: A case study from a level 1 fieldwork module part of SERC Print Resource Collection
D. France, C. Ribchester
BSc Single Subject Geography students at University College Chester enroll for a core module that involves the acquisition of fieldwork data, data analysis and project design. One of this module's ...
Evaluation of Student Learning Experiences in Physical Geography Fieldwork: paddling or pedagogy? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
I. Fuller, S. Rawlinson, R. Bevan
This paper reports a project carried out with first-year geography students undertaking physical geography field work. An experiment within the context of fluvial studies rests the effectiveness of ...