Reading for the Plane

In addition to reading the submitted Participant Essays (Acrobat (PDF) 6.4MB May24 05) (Current through noon, 5/10/05), the following materials are recommended for workshop participants to read before arriving at the workshop. View a PDF compilation of these files (Microsoft Word 1.4MB May10 05) (except Nuhfer and Knipp, 2003).

The effects of different learning tasks on model-building in Plate Tectonics: diagramming versus explaining (Acrobat (PDF) 128kB May10 05), Janice Gobert, The Concord Consortium, In Press.

A Typology of Causal Models for Plate Tectonics: Inferential Power and Barriers to Understanding (Acrobat (PDF) 624kB May10 05), Janice Gobert, The Concord Consortium, 2000.

The Knowledge Survey: A Tool for All Reasons, Edward Nuhfer (Idaho State University) and Delores Knipp (United States Air Force Academy), 2003.

Assessment and Active Learning Strategies for Introductory Geology Courses (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 390kB Mar8 05), David McConnell, David Steer, Kathie Owens (University of Akron), 2003.

Assessment of Learning in Entry-Level Geoscience Courses: Results from the Geoscience Concept Inventory (Acrobat (PDF) 193kB May10 05), Julie Libarkin (Ohio University) and Steven Anderson (Black Hills State University), In Press.
Additional information and background on the Geoscience Concept Inventory is available at

Student Evaulation Questionaire (Acrobat (PDF) 97kB May10 05) from the Presidents Teaching Scholars Program at the University of Colorado.