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A two-week guided inquiry project for an undergraduate geomorphology course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
John Field
Field's example deals with braided and meandering rivers. He maintains a balance between structure and freedom within the assignment and gives resources for field and lab studies, with a whole ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

Designing Undergraduate Research Experiences for Nontraditional Student Learning at Sea part of SERC Print Resource Collection
James E. Gawel, Cheryl L. Greengrove
This article from the Journal of Geosceince Education summarizes two oceanography courses that involved students in ongoing research projects. By comparing these two course designs, the authors have ...

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Adult Learners, Instructional Design:Incorporating Research Experiences, Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Affective Domain:Learning Environments

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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:Scale, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Assessment:Classroom Methods, Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R.F. Kempa, and N. Orion
This study explores student perceptions of team learning in earth science fieldwork and focuses on work group compositions and learning patterns. A gender balanced student sample from three High ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Cooperative Learning, Affective Domain:Learning Environments

Countdown to a field excursion part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C. King
This is a detailed account of all the steps that need to be taken to prepare and execute a geology field excursion for a grammar school in Cheshire, England. The author asserts that since fieldwork ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Education
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field

Students, fieldwork, space and time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C. King
This paper suggests how to get students to build up an overall perspective of the different rock sequences they see during a field excursion. It outlines a five-prong approach aimed at understanding ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Stratigraphy, Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Instructional Design:Constructivism, Teaching in the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data , Maps

part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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, ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Assessment:Classroom Methods, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field

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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Education:Assessment
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Constructivism, Assessment:Meta-Analysis, Classroom Methods, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Affective Domain:Learning Environments, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

Integrating Policy and Land Management Issues into a Natural Sciences Education: Teaching Environmental Sciences on the lower San Juan River, Utah part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Michael H. Ort, Diana E. Anderson, David M. Ostergren
This article describes an interdisciplinary field course combining natural sciences and policy and land management. The course is founded on a place-based set of problems. The course consists of a ...

Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science, :Policy:US National Policy
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field

Using Environmental Service Learning in an Urban Environment to Address Water Quality Issues part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Lenore P. Tedesco, Kara A. Salazar
This article describes an environmental service learning program. The goal of the program is to engage students in urban water quality education and environmental stewardship activities. Service ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Wetlands, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Restoration/Reclamation, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Non-Point Source Pollution
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field

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