GET Spatial Learning Network
Through the collaboration of cognitive psychologists, education researchers, and geoscience educators, the Geoscience Education Transdisciplinary Spatial Learning Network aims to develop educational tools that can help students, across classroom and field settings, to better understand and build upon historically difficult geoscience concepts. Read more about this project and the members of the GET Spatial Network.
The Blog: Postcards from a trading zone
Throughout this project, project team members will be writing blog posts, collaboratively. Read what we're thinking on the GET Spatial Learning Blog.
Project team members are developing teaching activities incorporating spatial feedback and spatial accommodation. Browse the teaching activity collection.
GSA Workshop 2018
We led a half-day workshop on Strengthening Students' Spatial Thinking Skills at the 2018 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. This short course focused on developing geoscience students' spatial thinking skills through research-based curricular materials. We emphasized strategies and tools that support students with a range of spatial skills without imposing additional burdens on the instructor.
Posted: Apr 11 2019
Drs. Nicole LaDue and Tim Shipley published a paper n the Journal of Science Education and Technology on the use of click-on-diagram questions, administered using a classroom response system, as a research tool for identifying spatial misconceptions. Read the article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10956-018-9738-0.
Posted: Jul 3 2018
Drs. Ilyse Resnick, Kim A. Kastens, and Thomas F. Shipley published an article in the Journal of Geoscience Education, and made the cover! See their article, How students reason about visualizations from large professionally collected data sets: A study of students approaching the threshold of data proficiency .
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