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Students' Understanding of Complex Dynamic Systems part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study from the Journal of Geoscience Education looks at students' approach to complex dynamic systems and the mental models they use to construct knowledge. Results show that students tend to ...
Why Some Students Have Trouble with Maps and Other Spatial Representations part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Toru Ishikawa, Kim A. Kastens
This survey published by the Journal of Geoscience Education has discovered several insights that cognitive and learning sciences can use in geoscience education. First, different students respond to ...
Journal of Geoscience Education special issue on Student Thinking about the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
The papers included in this volume represent a significant contribution to the literature on student conceptions, cognition, and conceptual change specifically related to the geosciences. A wide ...
Earth and Mind: How Geologists Think and Learn about the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C.A. Manduca, D.W. Mogk
What does it mean to be a geoscientist? What characterizes the expertise that geoscientists bring to understanding the Earth? How do students develop this expertise? This volume brings together ...
An Investigation of Student Engagement in a Global Warming Debate part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Diane M. Schweizer, Gregory J. Kelly
This study investigates how using debate as a pedagogical tool for addressing earth system science concepts can promote active student learning, present a realistic and dynamic view of science, and ...
Exploring the Social, Moral, and Temporal Qualities of Pre-Service Teachers' Narratives of Evolution part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Deirdre Hahn, Sarah K Brem, Steven Semken
This study, published in the Journal of Geoscience Education, presents the idea that addressing personal barriers and misunderstandings that might impede geoscience education may become an effective ...
Outside the Lines: Issues in Interdisciplinary Research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Liora Salter, Alison Hearn (eds.)
This book explores the nature and practice of interdisciplinary research in Canada. Contributors address the ways in which interdisciplinary research is defined, positioned, and handled by ...
Inquiry learning through students' East-West Coast online collaboration about plate tectonics part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes a collaborative online project about plate tectonic activity involving middle and high school students in California and Massachusetts. The students collaborated online using ...
The Learning Sciences and Geoscience part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The author asserts that too often, science instruction in the United States results in memorized details rather than linked or connected ideas. High stakes assessments can inadvertently reinforce ...