Students, fieldwork, space and time
C. King 1993 Teaching Earth Sciences 18(4), 144-148

This paper suggests how to get students to build up an overall perspective of the different rock sequences they see during a field excursion. It outlines a five-prong approach aimed at understanding overall geology of an area in terms of space and time. This approach includes the use of a stratigraphic column and topographic, geologic, and paleogeographical maps. At the end of the field trip, students write a report of the geologic history of the area based only on evidence they collected in the field.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Education, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Journal Article
Special Interest: Spatial Thinking
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Constructivism, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Spatial Representations Of Data , Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Topics: Time/Earth History