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Fieldwork is Good? The Student Experience of Field Courses part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Higher Education Academy
This site describes the results of a research project that was conducted across geography, earth science and environmental science disciplines to examine the effect of fieldwork on students' ...
Subject: Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Affective Domain

Developing successful learning strategies in structural geology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Pascal P. De Caprariis
In order to learn from field projects such as structure mapping, students need the conceptual tools (especially the mathematical background) to understand what they are seeing in the field. This ...

Subject: Education
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Scaffolding, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

The use of information technology to enhance learning in geological field trips part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Jonny Hesthammer, Haakon Fossen, MIchael Sautter, Bjorn Saether, Stale Emil Johansen
Students prepared for a field trip using a field simulator, which provided them with a variety of 3-D visualizations of the area and incorporated different kinds of geologic information (including ...

Subject: Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning

Incorporating GPS Technology with a Campus Walking Tour part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Daniel J. Weiss, James C. Walters
This independent assignment has groups of students take a questionnaire and a GPS unit on a geologic walking tour of the campus. Some of the questions have students learn to use the GPS by obtaining ...

Subject: Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential

Learning Geologic Time in the Field part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Robert C. Thomas
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education describes a method used to teach the concept of geologic time to introductory geology students using an inquiry-based approach. Students work in ...

Subject: Education
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential

part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Nira Orion, Yaniva Dubowski, J.T. Dodick
This article from the Journal of Research in Science Teaching assesses the potential of multimedia authoring as a learning tool. Grade 12 earth science students were provided with basic background ...

Subject: Education, :Assessment:Concept Map, Education:Assessment
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Incorporating Research Experiences, 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

Fieldwork in Geography Teaching: a critical review of the literature and approaches part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M. Kent, D. Gilbertsone, and C. Hunt
This review of geography fieldwork pedagogy draws from various scientific literature mostly relating to the United Kingdom. It assesses the traditional conduct of geography fieldwork by discussing, ...

Subject: Geography, Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, 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

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