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Biological Sciences 110: Organisms and Populations part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Biological Sciences 110: Organisms and Populations is a foundational biology course that focuses on principles of genetics, evolution, and ecology, as well as the critical connections among them. Students actively ...

Understanding What Students Know about Global Climate Change: Conceptual Understanding using Concept Maps part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Assessments
This assessment is designed to assess what students know conceptually about global climate change using concept maps.

Dave Mogk part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Workshop 08:Participant Essays
Thinking As a Geologist: Master-Novice Relations and Metacognition David W. Mogk, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Montana State University For geoscience majors, and to a lesser extent for all students in my classes, one ...

Helen King part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Workshop 08:Participant Essays
Experiential Learning and the Power of Reflection Dr. Helen King, Higher Education Consultant Experiential learning is a term that has different meanings depending on the individual and the context. Learning by ...

Peter Lea part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Workshop 08:Participant Essays
Metacognition and Cognitive Load in Teaching Sedimentary Geology Peter Lea, Geology Department, Bowdoin College Two of the major learning goals for undergraduate students in my Sedimentary Geology course are the ...

Psychomotor Domain Taxonomy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Pennsylvania State University's "Teaching and Learning with Technology" program presents an overview of Bloom's Psychomotor Domain Taxonomy, which is characterized by progressive ...

Children's misconceptions about weather: A review of the literature part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper from Project ALERT reports a synthesis of the existing research about children's misconceptions relating to weather, climate and the atmosphere. The scientifically accepted interpretations ...

Benjamin Bloom publishes Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: The Classification of Educational Goals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides a brief history of the development of the well-known taxonomy of educational objectives. This landmark in education was forged by a committee of college professors that created ...

Learning Domains or Bloom's Taxonomy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an explanation of Bloom's Taxonomy for the three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. The cognitive domain involves knowledge and the development of ...

Collaborative Learning in a Virtual Classroom part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features an article describing a study which shows that effective communication is not happening in the virtual classroom. This failure appears to be fragmenting learning communities and ...

Teaching to Higher Levels of Thinking: Harnessing the Affective Domain part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Idaho State University describes taxonomies of the cognitive domain, research on thinking models, and taxonomies of the affective domain. The site explains how appealing to the ...

A Fractal Thinker Looks at Learning, Observing and Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site describes a way to reorganize available information on materials, processes and rates to make teaching part of a more understandable system interrelated in space and time. Fractals may ...

Exploring the Environment Teacher Pages: Problem-Based Learning part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This subsite of Exploring the Environment Teacher Pages provides a detailed description of problem-based learning as well as advice on how to teach using problem-based learning. The page highlights ...

Learning to Think Mathematically: Problem Solving, Metacognition, and Sense-Making in Mathematics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 102-page PDF file addresses mathematical thinking. The goals of this publication are to outline and substantiate a broad conceptualization of what it means to think mathematically, to summarize ...

High School Students' Perceptions of Evolutionary Theory part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article offers several useful insights for teaching evolution in the science classroom. The authors examine the teaching of evolution by applying Joseph J. Schwab's "four commonplaces" ...

Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection

We investigate the merit of including deliberate instruction on argumentation and debate in an undergraduate Earth system science course. We examine sample student evaluations of arguments ...

Transfer of learning: Issues and research agenda part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a report on a workshop held at NSF in 2002. It begins with a broad introduction to the transfer of knowledge, discussing why it is both central and timely to the country's educational mission ...

Motivation: A General Overview of Theories part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This chapter in an e-book provides a brief summary of motivational theories that is written for educators. Topics include goals, self-efficacy, attribution theory, self-regulation and volition, and ...

Motivating Students part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This chapter from the book Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis is a great place to start for ideas and tips about increasing student motivation in your classes. The author presents a handy ...

Metacognition: Study Strategies, Monitoring, and Motivation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The author briefly reviews metacognition and its connections with study strategies, self-monitoring, and motivation. He then offers examples of specific strategies instructors can teach students to ...

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