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Fieldwork Bibliography part of SERC Web Resource CollectionThe Geography Discipline Network
An annotated bibliography from the Geography Discipline Network (affiliated with GEES in the UK) on learning in the field. Readers are invited to suggest additions to the bibliography.
Spatial memory of real environments, virtual environments, and maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
D. R. Montello, D. Waller, M. Hegarty, A. E. Richardson
Geology in the Field (1985) part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Robert R. Compton
As the publisher states, this book "replaces Compton's Manual of Field Geology (1962)." This is a book for instructors, rather than for students. Compton discusses how to make and ...
What is Deep Time and why should anyone care? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Zen (2001) recommends a field approach because it invites student inquiry into stratigraphy, sequence, and time. He takes his students on trips to complicated sites at which a sequence of events have ...
A two-week guided inquiry project for an undergraduate geomorphology course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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 ...
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field
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 ...
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 ...
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning
Using Field and Laboratory Exercises on Local Water Bodies to Teach Fundamental Concepts in an Introductory Oceanography Course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
George Leo Smith
An oceanography class in Wisconsin is centered around boat-based research on Lake Winnebago. Students investigate sediments, water quality, currents, and stratification.
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 ...
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 ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential