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Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Diane 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 ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics

BGeology 3D part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Laura Marie Leventhal, Dale S. Klopfer, Charles Onasch, Guy Zimmerman
This site from the Interdisciplinary Research in Geology, Computer Science, and Psychology at Bowling Green State University provides teaching tools for the geological sciences. The NSF-funded ...
Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:3D, Maps

Systems Theory and Modeling part of SERC Web Resource Collection

From the website: 'This site is for teachers, students, and anyone else who would like a very brief, general introduction to systems thinking and systems modeling. It was written primarily as a ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:

Earth's climate: past and future part of SERC Print Resource Collection
William F. Ruddiman
(From Book News, Inc.) In this introductory climate science textbook, Ruddiman (environmental sciences, U. of Virginia) summarizes 550 million years of Earth's climate changes, including the impact ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Drawing Inferences

The Hidden Earth: Visualization of Geologic Features and their Subsurface Geometry part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Michael D. Piburn, Stephen J. Reynolds, Debra E. Leedy, Carla M. McAuliffe, James P. Burk, Julia K. Johnson
Describes development and testing of computer-based materials for improving understanding of topographic maps and block diagrams and the associated visualization skills. Paper presented at the annual ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Geoscience Expertise:Structural Analysis , Spatial Intelligence:3D, Maps

(no title provided) part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Yael Kali
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 ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain

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. ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Geoscience Expertise:Structural Analysis , Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Spatial Intelligence

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 ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Ways Of Learning, Assessment:Classroom Methods, Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

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 ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Spatial Intelligence:3D, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Spatial Intelligence

Scale and Detail in the Cognition of Geographic Information part of SERC Print Resource Collection
D. R. Montello, R. G. Golledge

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence


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