Theme: Geoscience Education Research

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Geoscience Education Research.


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Paleontologists for a Day
Mattie Horne, Western Washington University; Robyn Mieko Dahl, Western Washington University
This activity uses hands-on interaction with 3D-modeled fossils to guide students and educators through an exploration of critical geoscience concepts (deep time, paleoclimate, functional morphology, and ...

Making An Impact: Exploring Perceptions of 'Making' within Underrepresented Student Groups in Geoscience
Cameron McClellan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Bryant Hutson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
'Making' in STEM education promotes project-based learning and engineering design, encourages creativity, and, in some cases, can increase the engagement of marginalized students. Our research examines ...

What's in a name? Tackling the nuances of virtual field education
Eury Speir, University of Missouri-Columbia; Sarah Jacquet, University of Missouri-Columbia; Danielle Oprean, University of Missouri-Columbia
Incorporating virtual field education opportunities has enabled geoscience programs to offer fieldwork to students who may not otherwise be able to participate. Various terms have been ascribed to these virtual ...

Experiences of those with Minoritized Genders in the Geosciences: A Literature Review
Megan Lapkoff, Clemson University; Kelly Lazar, Clemson University
Harassment experienced by minoritized genders within geosciences has been documented for decades. This harassment ranges from microaggressions, negative assumptions about career motivations, bullying, and sexual ...

A Bridge to Marine Geosciences: A Learning Community for College Transfer Students
Mikelle Nuwer, University of Washington-Seattle Campus; Jose M. Guzman, University of Washington-Seattle Campus; Jane Dolliver, University of Washington-Seattle Campus; LuAnne Thompon, University of Washington-Seattle Campus; Kerry A Naish, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
To address the issue of underrepresentation of historically excluded groups (HEG) working in STEM occupations, we developed GEODUC - "Geoscience Education, Oceanographic Discovery, Undergraduate ...

The effect of Spatial Anxiety on training spatial reasoning
Katharine Johanesen, Juniata College; Territa Poole, Juniata College; Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Spatial reasoning skills are an important component of student development in geoscience. While ability levels vary between individuals, these skills are trainable. Recently, Spatial Anxiety has been recognized as ...

Identifying Meteorology Misconceptions among Pre-service and General Education Eastern Kentucky Students: Implications for Survey Validation and Curriculum Improvement.
Md Kibria, Morehead State University; Kaitlyn Nelson, Morehead State University; Ivy Litton, Morehead State University; Wilson González-Espada, Morehead State University; Jennifer O'Keefe, Morehead State University
One of the goals of K-12 science education is to help future citizens become scientifically literate. Since weather is one of the natural events that people experience constantly, meteorology literacy is critical. ...

Understanding feedback loops to approach systems-level thinking
An Nguyen, Temple University; Alexandra Davatzes, Temple University; Kim Kastens, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Thomas Shipley, Temple University
Systems-level thinking and analysis, where a problem is viewed broadly as a whole rather than as its parts, is a necessary skill when attempting to solve systemic problems; one, however, which students can struggle ...

Characterizing the Growth in Spatial Thinking Skills in Undergraduate Meteorology Students Across the Curriculum
Lauren Decker, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Spatial thinking skills are essential to student success in disciplines such as geology, atmospheric science, and geography. Previous work on spatial thinking in the atmospheric sciences has demonstrated that ...

Where are Students Developing the Skills and Dispositions Needed for the Geoscience Workforce?
Kaelyn Lagerwall, Boise State University; Karen Viskupic, Boise State University; Anne Egger, Central Washington University; Mark Schmitz, Boise State University
This study aims to identify trends in undergraduate geoscience course instruction and assess its impact on students' development of critical workforce skills and dispositions, with the goal of utilizing these ...