Works in Progress
This page reports progress on a number of follow-on activities that are direct results of the 2007 Workshop on using the affective domain in teaching the geosciences. These include extensions of work presented at the workshop as well as new avenues of inquiry. If you are interested in participating in one of these activities please contact Karin Kirk.
- A web page on Immediacy in the Classroom - Based on the presentation by Kelly Rocca
- A module on Structured Academic Controversy - Based on the presentation by Claudia Khourey Bowers
- Web page addressing the role of self efficacy in student learning
- Web page discussing student motivation
- Concept map of the affective domain in geoscience teaching
- A technical session at the 2007 GSA Annual Meeting on the Role of the Affective Domain in Geoscience Teaching - Steve Semken organizing
- GARNET (Geoscience Affective Research Network): An accepted proposal for research project on student attitudes - David McConnell facilitating. Initial results were reported at a session at the October 2009 GSA annual meeting.
- Two follow-on workshops about the affective domain: Motivations & Attitudes: The Affective Domain in Teaching & Learning held October 2007, and Workshop on Changing Student Motivations and Attitudes in the Geosciences held September 2009.
- A related Cutting Edge workshop and website on metacognition
- A technical session at the October 2009 GSA annual meeting, What Can We Do to Help Our Students Become Better Learners? Fostering the Development of Metacognition and Self-Regulation. This session includes reports from the GARNET project.
- Continued progress on the GARNET project investigating the role of the affective domain in geoscience classrooms.
- A web page on communicating climate change and the psychology and perception of teaching climate change.