Dexter Perkins


University of North Dakota-Main Campus

Dexter Perkins teaches geology, environmental issues, mineralogy, and ore deposits courses at the University of North Dakota where he is is Associate Director of the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering. His main research interests include thermodynamics of minerals and mineral systems and geoscience education.

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Activities (71)

Identifying Symmetry in 2-D Drawings part of Mineralogy:Activities
These three activities are problem sets that make students think about symmetry in 2-D. They all involve identifying symmetry from drawings. I purposely omitted jargony words/phrases such as lattice, unit cell, ...

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Course (1)

Mineralogy Course Summary and Goals part of Course Design:Goals Database
This class is an introduction to fundamental mineralogy and mineralogical principles. The course is taught as a studio course and implements spiral learning. Significant emphasis is placed on helping students ...

Teaching Method Module (1)

Studio Teaching in the Geosciences part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Studio Teaching in the Geosciences
Compiled by Dexter Perkins at The University of North Dakota What is a Studio Classroom? -- A classroom where students work in groups and are responsible for their own learning Studio classrooms are not all the ...

Essays (3)

The Most Engaging Class part of Earth and Mind:Posts
Earth and Mind is excited to have its first guest post. Dr. Dexter Perkins teaches geology, environmental issues, mineralogy, and ore deposits courses in the Geology Department at the University of North Dakota. ...

Dexter Perkins part of Metacognition:Workshop 08:Participant Essays
Metacognition: Thinking about Thinking and Learning Dexter Perkins, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota Starting in 1948, Benjamin Bloom and coworkers developed a ...

Dexter Perkins part of Affective Domain:Workshop 07:Workshop Participants
Department of Geology, University of North Dakota Homepage What are the key issues related to the role of the affective domain in teaching geoscience that you would like to engage at the workshop? Hard to say. The ...

Other Contributions (16)

Reflection After Exam #1 part of Metacognition:Activities
Students did poorly on the first exam, so I borrowed and modified this exercise. It is intended to get them to think about what THEY can do to improve performance on future exams. The original idea came from Marsha ...