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Climate Change: Confronting Student Ideas part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Diane Ebert-May, Jan Hodder, Kathy Williams, Doug Luckie
This journal article from Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment discusses student-centered, inquiry-based instructional strategies and learning goals for helping students learn about climate ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning, Geoscience Expertise:Drawing Inferences, Complex Systems

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 ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Assessment, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Design, Implementation, and Assessment of an Earth Systems Science Course for Secondary Teachers part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Jeffrey C. Owen, Stephen A. Norton, Maasch Kirk, Michael Wittmann
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education provides information about a course offered at the University of Maine's Department of Earth Sciences for secondary science teachers. This course ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

The Relationship between Students' Epistemologies and Model-Based Reasoning part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Janice Gobert, Jennifer Discenna
This paper by Janice Gobert and Jennifer Discenna was presented at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, IL. The investigation considers the ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

Mathpatch - a Just in Time approach to teaching quantitative skills in introductory courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
E.M. Baer, E.A. Baer, H. Burn, L.A. Gilbert, C. Whittington
This abstract outlines the implementation of Mathpatch, a one-credit course on quantitative skills that can be taken in conjunction with an introductory geology class. This course embodies the ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

Campus landscaping by constructing mock geologic outcrops part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David J. Matty
Student learning in the geosciences is enhanced by exposure to geology "in the field," where students put knowledge into practice to solve problems and make interpretations. Nonetheless, ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data

Fostering Students' Comprehension of Topographic Maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David N. Rapp, Steven Culpepper, Kent Kirkby, Paul Morin
Novice earth science students often have difficulty visualizing three-dimensional interpretations of flat, two-dimensional displays. This challenge becomes apparent when students attempt to ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Maps

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 ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Interdisciplinary Education, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

The Muddy Creek Project: Evolution of a Field-based Research and Learning Collaborative part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Danita M. LaSage, Alice Jones, Tom Edwards
For three years an on-going multidisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach collaboration has focused on the Muddy Creek Watershed in east-central Kentucky. At the core of the effort is a ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field

Integrating Handheld Technology with Field Investigations in Introductory-level Geoscience Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Laura A. Guertin
Many geoscience students do not receive the opportunity to use handheld computers and similar tools during field experiences until they enroll in upper-division courses or attend field camp. Although ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data


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