Development of a Lecture-Tutorial for Comparative Planetary Geology

Monday 2:45pm REC Center Large Ice Overlook Room
Oral Presentation Part of Course Design and Interactive Learning


Briana Ingermann, University of Colorado at Boulder
We present a new Lecture-Tutorial (a small-group, guided-inquiry activity) on comparative planetary geology and demonstrate it to be an effective active-engagement learning tool for introductory undergraduate astronomy classes. Following the established format of existing Lecture-Tutorials for physics and astronomy, we developed and tested our planetary geology Lecture-Tutorial with over 1000 undergraduate students in two non-major, introductory astronomy classes at the University of Colorado Boulder. Our materials are based on systematic study of student understanding and reasoning about comparative planetary geology from an astronomical perspective.

Presentation Media

Ingermann Presentation (Acrobat (PDF) 1.7MB Jul12 15)