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A collection of resources related to understanding spatial thinking in the geosciences.


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"Where are We?": An interactive multimedia tool for helping students learn to "translate" from maps to reality and vice versa part of SERC Print Resource Collection
K. A. Kastens, D. VanEsselstyn, R. O. McClintock

Use of a virtual environment in the Geowall to increase student confidence and perfomrance during field mapping: An example from an introductory-level field class part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Michael M. Kelly, Nancy R. Riggs
Geology students often have difficulty learning the baseline terrain-analysis skills required for success in introductory field geology. Students in the Introductory Field Methods class at Northern ...

Longitudinal study of children's reasoning about space and geometry part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R. Lehrer, M. Jenkins, H. Osana

Extending space: Exploring the territory of spatial development part of SERC Print Resource Collection
L. Liben

Understanding Person-Space-Map Relations: Cartographic and Developmental Perspectives part of SERC Print Resource Collection
L. S. Liben, R. M. Downs

University Students' Conceptualization and Interpretation of Topographic Maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Douglas Clark, Stephen Reynolds, Vivian Lemanowski, Thomas Stiles, Senay Yasar, Sian Proctor, Elizabeth Lewis, Charlotte Stromfors, James Corkins
(from the abstract) This study investigates the strategies and assumptions that college students entering an introductory physical geology laboratory use to interpret topographic maps, and follows ...

Effect of Type of Practice in a Computer-Aided Design Environment in Visualizing Three-Dimensional Objects From Two-Dimensional Orthographic Projections part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Richard T. Duesbury, Harold F. Jr. O'Neil
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of practice in manipulating 2- and 3-dimensional (D) wireframe images on a learner's ability to visualize 3-D objects. Practice, either ...

Bringing the Field into the Classroom by Using Dynamic Digital Maps to Engage Undergraduate Students in Petrology Research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Theresa M. Boundy, Christopher Condit
We utilize Dynamic Digital Maps (DDMs) in our undergraduate petrology courses to bring in accessible and exciting volcanic field areas to the students in the class room and to engage the students in ...

Unlocking the spatial dimension: digital technologies and the future of geoscience fieldwork part of SERC Print Resource Collection
K. J. W. McCaffrey, R. R. Jones, R. E. Holdsworth, R. W. Wilson, P. Clegg, J. Imber, N. Hollman, I. Trinks
Abstract: The development of affordable digital technologies that allow the collection and analysis of georeferenced field data represents one of the most significant changes in field-based ...

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