May 12-14, 2005
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Application Deadline: March 1, 2005

This workshop has already taken place. See the program for links to presentations, discussions, and other material from the workshop.

Understanding what our students are learning is fundamental to good teaching. Within a class, this understanding guides our next steps with each student. On the scale of a course, it allows us to assess where our methods and materials are achieving the desired outcome and when they need revision. On the one hand, assessing student understanding lies at the heart of grading. However, on a larger scale, understanding what students are learning is fundamental to researching how students learn in the geosciences. This workshop will bring together leaders in education and geoscience education to improve our ability to

  • design and use effective assessments in the geosciences
  • observe our students learning
  • contribute to research on teaching and learning.

Conveners and Planning Team:

  • Cathryn Manduca (Carleton College)
  • David Mogk (Montana State University)
  • Steve Reynolds (Arizona State University)
  • Janice Gobert (Concord Consortium)
  • Priscilla Laws (Dickinson College)

This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, supported by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation - Division of Undergraduate Education . We are part of the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE).

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