Now approved for 6.75 non-academic Faculty Professional Growth Credits for all Maricopa Community College Faculty!
Morning Session: 9am - noon
What is the Affective Domain and how can we address it in our classes?9:00-9:10 - Introductions
What is the Affective Domain and where does it come from? Considering the Affective Domain in Geoscience education (PowerPoint 287kB Nov20 09)
9:40-10:00 - Examples in the Geoscience Classroom
Roy Schiesser: Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Geology Faculty, "Industrial or Human, Which Model Applies?"
Examples from past Assignment Unnatural Disasters Love Canal (Microsoft Word 35kB Sep18 09) Unnatural Disasters Ecuador (Microsoft Word 72kB Sep19 09)
Maintaining Positive Student Attitudes in Large Introductory Lecture Courses (PowerPoint 7.7MB Nov20 09)
10:00-10:15 - Question & Answer Discussion Period
10:15- 10:45 Small Group Breakout Session: brainstorm ideas for your own classroom and/or develop an "elevator-talk" description for your colleagues, group share out.
Setting Goals and increasing Student Motivation to LearnLinking the fields of Geoscience Education to Educational Psychology--How can we convince our students that Geology is worthwhile? (PowerPoint 597kB Nov20 09) This talk examines the relationship between the fields of motivation emotion and connections to Earth with what we do in the geosciences and provides some suggestions as to how we might be able to make those connections relevant and meaningful for our students.
11:05- 11:25 - Examples in the Geoscience Classroom
The Sense of Place as a Factor in Geoscience Learning (Acrobat (PDF) 2.3MB Nov20 09)
A short presentation outlining the theoretical basis of sense of place as a learning objective and measurable outcome of place-based teaching including geoscience teaching.
Using Art and Culture to Engage Students in the Geosciences (PowerPoint 2.9MB Nov20 09)
Introduction to using Native American Rock Art to engage students in geoscience education.
11: 25- 11:35 - Q & A
11:35- noon - Small Group Breakout Session: Select an emotional state that impacts learning or motivation approach, brainstorm ideas, group share out.
Lunch: noon - 1pm
Lunch and all refreshments are possible due to NSF DRL Grant #0546856
Afternoon Session: 1pm - 5:00pm
Implementation for the Classroom1:00 -3:30 - Adaptation of a classroom activity: Discuss, modify and adapt an activity or general concept for the classroom (this is where you'll want to have your own class activity ready in electronic format) 3:30-4:30 - Submit activity to the SERC site or develop an activity idea. Do this either in small groups or as an individual.
4:30-5:00 - End of Workshop Survey