Resulting Projects and Research


Hemler, D., & Byers, J. (2004, August). Learning communities: Coal science and folk studies. New Horizons in Teaching and Learning, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV.

Hemler, D., Byers, J., Baur, A., Hansen, G., Mason, P., & Tenney, N. (2003). Coal in the Heart of Appalachia: An integrated science and folklore learning community. Poster presented at the Wofford College Learning Community Open House, November 21, 2003, Spartanburg, SC.

Hansen, G. (2004). Physics within a SENCER-modeled general science course – our first attempt. Invited talk at the National Association of American Physics Teachers meeting, January 4, 2004, Miami Beach, FL.

Future Plans

We have spent this summer making planned revisions to the learning community that reflect significant progress toward our original goal to provide a fully integrated science course and a weekly linked seminar that will better facilitate students' appreciation of the interconnectedness of science and the humanities.

The revised course outline with student outcomes, an abbreviated schedule for the linked seminar, and new rubrics for the poster presentations and seminar work are provided.