Designing Undergraduate Research Experiences for Nontraditional Student Learning at Sea
James E. Gawel, Cheryl L. Greengrove January 2005 Journal of Geoscience Education v53 n1 p31

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 identified two issues of importance when setting up a field research program at sea. First, learning outcomes are dependent on the platform chosen for the research cruise, so the vessel to be used must be considered when designing a curricular model. Second, planning and implementation considerations need to be addressed. Planning challenges include early advertising, minimizing costs, and scheduling for nontraditional students; while implementation considerations include research group configurations and the structure of the post-cruise working environment.


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Subject: Biology:Evolution, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Opinion, Course Information, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, In the Field, Affective Domain:Learning Environments, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Incorporating Research Experiences, Ways Of Learning:Adult Learners
Topics: Biosphere:Evolution, Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Education