This workshop is for any instructor looking to explore, define and address geocompetencies in their own teaching; share resources and solutions with other instructors; and to understand the broader context in which geocompetencies are being addressed at departmental, programmatic and career-preparation levels. This includes coordinating with the Tuesday 2:45-4:00 panel discussion on "What Are the Core Competencies and Skills for Earth Science Students?" that will focus on some of these broader issues.
In this workshop, participants will
- Define and evaluate geo-competencies and geo-competency roadblocks at the activity and course level
- Understand your own geo-competencies
- Examine case studies in which geo-competencies are addressed in both introductory and upper level courses.
- Understand how geocompetencies are being addressed in the broader contexts of department program design and career preparation.
- Contribute to a list of effective resources and strategies compiled by attendees.
- Start the process of redesigning one or more teaching activities/course to work around, and even burst-through, geo-competency roadblocks.
The workshop will include short presentations, individual and small group work, and larger group discussions. As a culminating activity, we will work on our own activities and/or courses, and formulate future action plan(s).