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A Hydrogeologic Field Laboratory for Undergraduate Instruction and Research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
F.W. Fletcher

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field

Building Bridges between Field and Laboratory Studies in an Undergraduate Groundwater Course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Mark R. Noll
Integration of field experiences and hands-on laboratory exerercies have been demonstrated to be effective teaching methods in the sciences. The geosciences, in particular, depend heavily on field ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Geoscience:Hydrology
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field

The personal journal as a learning and evaluation tool in geology field-trip courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. D. Stanesco

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field

Teaching Geology in the Field: Significant Geoscience Concept Gains in Entirely Field-based Introductory Geology Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Joe T. Elkins, Nichole M.L. Elkins
This study quantifies improvements in introductory students' concepts in geoscience after completion of a nine week, entirely field-based geology course. Sixty-three student participants in three ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field

Development of a High-School Geology Course Based on Field Trips part of SERC Print Resource Collection
N. Orion

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

What is Deep Time and why should anyone care? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
E-An Zen
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 ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Constructivism, Teaching in the Field, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, In the Field

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

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

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 ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching 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


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