Workshop readings are available to participants on the Participant Workspace (private)
Reading Prior to the Workshop
Place-Based Education in Geoscience: Theory, Research, Practice, and Assessment Participant Workspace
First Day: Thursday
After each brief presentation, there will be opportunities for Q & A.
08:30 Introductions: Tell us all your name, and the place that you identify most with.
08:45 Presentation: Brief introduction to the concepts of place and sense of place, and their relevance to geoscience.
Place Cultural Context Geoscience Teaching Day 1 slides (Acrobat (PDF) 8.8MB Jul19 17)
09:00 Activity: Concept sketching—Senses of the places where we teach.
Each participant will depict a place or region where and by which they teach geoscience, with the objective of evoking a rich sense of that place or region. These concept sketches can be photographed and posted to the group workspace.
09:30 Presentation: Discussion of the essential characteristics of place-based geoscience education, with practical examples of each.
10:10 Activity: Teaching and assessing in place-based ways.
Participants will practice applying one or more of the principles of place-based geoscience education to one of their own courses, activities, assessments, or scholarship, and prepare brief demonstrations or summaries that can be posted to the group workspace.
11:00 Group discussion.
11:25 Final words for the day: Implications of place-based teaching for equity, diversity, and sustainability.
Thursday Road Check (closed)
11:30 Adjourn for the day
Additional Resources Participant Workspace
Sense of Place and Place-Based Introductory Geoscience Teaching for American Indian and Alaska Native Undergraduates
Sense of Place in the Practice and Assessment of Place-Based Science Teaching
Teaching Geoscience in the Context of Culture and Place: Themed issues of the Journal of Geoscience Education: February 2014 and May 2014
Readings Prior to Second Day
Dimensions of Diversity (Ibarra course notes)
Beyond Affirmative Action, Chapter 3 (Ibarra, 2001) at minimum, p. 64 to the end
Second Day: Friday
08:30 Regroup and recap: Where have we come?
08:45 Activity: Worksheet.
Please turn in this worksheet with your name on it (all responses will be held confidentially).
09:15 Presentation: Context Framework theory: History and concepts.
Place Cultural Context Geoscience Teaching Day 2 slides (Acrobat (PDF) 3.4MB Jul20 17)
Experiential Learning and Multicontext Model
Aspects of U.S. Mainstream Culture (Acrobat (PDF) 742kB Jul13 17)
10:15 Activity: Gallery walk—Using the Context Diversity Matrix to unpack place-based teaching examples from Day 1 (or from your own teaching or research experience).
Context Diversity Matrix (Acrobat (PDF) 1.6MB Jun29 17)
11:15 Final words for the day: Implications of context diversity and place-based teaching for equity, diversity, and sustainability.
Resources from this conversation:
Understanding Science ( This site may be offline. ) from UC Berkeley.
11:25 Workshop evaluation