Theme: Synthesis/Review

The programming listed below seeks to address the theme Synthesis/Review.

So what does a degree in geology actually mean? A review of commonly required courses POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm PT / 1:00-2:00pm MT / 2:00-3:00pm CT / 3:00-4:00pm ET Online

Annie Klyce, Vanderbilt University
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Unlike other fields such as chemistry (ACS, 2019), engineering, physics (ABET, 2019) and biology (ASBMB, 2019), the geosciences have no greater accrediting body. In terms of the classes that are required, there is ...
A Synthesis of Current Literature in Atmospheric Science Education POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Peggy McNeal, Towson University
Wendilyn Flynn, University of Northern Colorado
Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University-Bloomington
Dawn Kopacz, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Daphne LaDue, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Lindsay Maudlin, North Carolina State University

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Teaching and learning about the atmosphere is an integral part of Earth science education, yet the atmosphere is distinctly different from the geosphere, especially as it deals primarily with complex fluid ...
Evidence for Reformed Teaching in Undergraduate Geoscience Course Syllabi ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:05 PT / 1:05 MT / 2:05 CT / 3:05 ET Online

Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University
Doug Czajka, Utah Valley University
Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico

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A syllabus introduces students to information about a course, is one of the first ways students and instructors interact, and sets the tone of the course. We reviewed course syllabi of instructors who we observed ...
The Role of Virtual Reality in Science Education: A Literature Review ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:35 PT / 1:35 MT / 2:35 CT / 3:35 ET Online

Kevin Hurler, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Earth is a complex web of interconnected systems and feedback loops, including both the natural and anthropogenic spheres that govern our planet. Relating these systems, a process called earth systems thinking, ...
Amazing Race Geology Edition SHARE-A-THON
Wednesday 1:00-1:30pm PT / 2:00-2:30pm MT / 3:00-3:30pm CT / 4:00-4:30pm ET Online

Angela Daneshmand, Santiago Canyon College

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Amazing Race Geology Edition uses IF-AT cards as a tool to enable students to embark on an interactive review game to solidify their content knowledge before an upcoming exam.The instructor will set up between ...
Thursday Plenary: Taking a Scientific Approach to Teaching Science PLENARY TALK
Thursday 12:00-1:00pm PT / 1:00-2:00pm MT / 2:00-3:00pm CT / 3:00-4:00pm ET

Carl Wieman, Stanford University

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Guided by experimental tests of theory and practice, science has advanced rapidly in the past 500 years. Guided primarily by tradition and dogma, science education meanwhile has remained largely medieval. Research ...