Laura Lukes

Center for Teaching & Faculty Excellence & Atmospheric, Oceanic, & Earth Sciences

University of British Columbia

Current role: Assistant Professor in the Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of British Columbia

Research Interests: Self-regulated learning; metacognition; motivation; emotion in learning; the student learning experience in introductory STEM courses; faculty adoption of active learning teaching practices; qualitative methods; learning spaces; learning engineering

Leadership roles: Chair of POD Network’s SoTL SIG (2021-2022), President of NAGT-Geoscience Education Research Division (2014-2015); Chair GSA Education Committee (2014-2015); Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation-Office of Polar Programs (2010-2011); Secretary of NAGT-SW

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

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Conference Presentations (3)

What I want instructors to know: Students sharing experiences and perspectives on learning science in field settings and beyond part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2023:Program:Poster Sessions:Monday Poster Session
The Earth Science Experiential and Indigenous Learning (EaSEIL) project is a three-year initiative at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) that creates space for instructors, students, staff, and ...

Results of the 2021/2022 GER Needs Assessment Survey: A Snapshot of the Community part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday Poster Session
The geoscience education research (GER) community began to coalesce as its own independent field in the 2000s, after significant groundwork done by "border crossers" in prior decades (NRC, 2012). By 2014, ...

Utilizing the Paleobiology Database to Provide Hands-On Research Opportunities for Undergraduates part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
Numerous studies indicate that student participation in undergraduate research experiences can result in increased recruitment and retention of science majors. Many undergraduate students' only exposure to ...

Other Contributions (3)

Getting Started in SoTL part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Afternoon Workshops
What are the best parts of your course? How do you know? This session is for those who want to systematically investigate their teaching, applying the same scholarly habits we use in the lab and field to make our ...

Shaping the Future of Geoscience Education part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Plenary Sessions
We welcome all Rendezvous participants to this Town Hall. We'll start with an overview of just-in-time highlights from our workshop on Synthesizing Geoscience Education Research (GER), and then pose questions ...

Synthesizing Geoscience Education Research: Where are we? What is the path forward? part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Workshops:Geo Ed Research
This workshop will explore and evaluate the current status of Geoscience Education Research within the greater geoscience community. Participants will prioritize needs and directions for future Geoscience Education ...


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