Kim Kastens

Marine Geology & Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Columbia University in the City of New York

Project Leader, Webinar Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Project Leader

Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences part of Research on Learning:Synthesis Study
This project synthesizes existing knowledge and articulates unanswered questions in critical areas of research on cognition and learning relevant to the Geosciences.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Concept Test: Mid-Ocean Ridges part of Visualization:Examples
Single item multiple choice questions, based on mid-ocean ridge bathymetric data, suitable for using in the middle of a lecture to assess students' learning of basic plate tectonic concepts.

Mentally Visualizing Large Geologic Structures from Field Observations: A Behavioral Study part of Structural Geology and Tectonics:Activities
Artificial outcrops made of plywood that together would form a large geologic structure, part of which is eroded or covered by dirt and vegetation, are constructed on campus. One structure is an elongate basin, and ...

Essays (75)

Teaching is Insufficient; Learning is also Insufficient. part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Earth Education for Sustainable Societies:Essays
Kim Kastens, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University Pre-workshop Essay for the Workshop on Earth Education for Sustainable Societies In episode 122 of Star Trek: Voyager, the character Seven of ...

Conference Presentations (10)

InTeGrate: A Systems Approach to Transforming Higher Education part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Now in its fourth year, the InTeGrate project seeks to transform teaching and learning about the Earth in higher education. Traditionally, focusing on Earth processes and Earth history, geoscience is taught in ...

Other Contributions (10)

Teaching and Learning About Feedback Loops part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Morning Workshops:Teaching and Learning About Feedback Loops
Feedback loops (FLs) are a powerful concept for Earth educators in the 21st century. Reinforcing (aka "positive") feedback loops underlie many environmental problems, including climate change and ...


Workshop Leader

Workshop Participant (38 workshops)

Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2021
July 2021
EER 2020 Art and Field Sketching
July 2020
Using Conceptual Frameworks of Earth Systems to Frame Future Directions in Systems Thinking Research
July 2018

Webinar Leader

Webinar Participant (25 webinars)

Welcome Back! Making science education meaningful through designing authentic ESS learning to reach all students
September 2021
GeoCode: Using GPS Data to Visualize Plate Movement and Assess Earthquake Risk
April 2021
Webinar: Teaching About the Water Cycle with Data-rich Water Resources Activities
February 2020