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Learning in the Field: Synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences
David W. Mogk and Charles Goodwin
This paper begins by addressing practical wisdom that has been drawn from anecdotal reports of learning in the field contributed by geoscience faculty. It then outlines the following attributes of ...

Geoscience and geoscientists: Uniquely equipped to study Earth
C. A. Manduca, K. A. Kastens
This paper introduces the GSA Special Paper Earth and Mind II, and provides an introduction to the common approaches, techniques, perspectives, and values that geoscientists use. This is an excellent ...

Earth and Mind II: A Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences
Kim A. Kastens, Cathy Manduca
(from the GSA website) This volume explores the distinctive ways in which geoscientists use the human senses and mind to perceive, analyze, and explain the workings of the Earth system, and then ...

Earth Science Puzzles: Making Meaning From Data
Kim A. Kastens, Margie Turrin
This book is a collection of data-rich activities for use in the high school earth science classroom. In addition, there is an introduction that places the exercises in the context of the critical ...

A Model for the Development and Implementation of Field Trips as an Integral Part of the Science Curriculum
Nir Orion
In this paper, Orion summarizes what we know from the literature about designing effective field trips for high school students, including the challenges and barriers to success. The model he ...

Multiple Modes of Inquiry in Earth Science
Kim A. Kastens, Ann Rivet
This article is from The Science Teacher, an NSTA publication geared towards high school science teachers. It is very useful for students in a secondary science teaching major to read, and can help ...

On the persistence of unicorns: The tradeoff between content and critical thinking revisited
Craig E. Nelson
This is a follow-up to Craig Nelson's earlier piece ('Skewered on the unicorn's horn,' published in 1989) that describes how to deal with the perceived trade-off in courses ...

Communicating Rocks: Writing, Speaking, and Thinking About Geology
Peter Copeland
This is a student-oriented, thin textbook for written and oral communication in the geosciences. It includes a good 'problem words and concepts'; section that is highly specific to ...

Geoscience Reporting Guidelines
Brian Grant
This 350+ page report covers the A-Z of report writing in the geosciences. It provides a great deal of information on how to write in the geoscience for different purposes. It also provides ...

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