Geology and Environmental Science
James Madison University
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Web-o-Cycles part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This is a classroom activity intended as an introductory exercise in a capstone experience involving complex Earth systems.
Rubric for field notes/field books part of Geoscience in the Field:Assessment Tools
This is a rubric for assessing student work with field note-taking. It provides clear expectations to students before any field assignment commences. This rubric is derived from the work of the sub-committee at the ...
Rubric for maps and cross-sections part of Geoscience in the Field:Assessment Tools
This is a scoring rubric for assessing student geologic maps and cross-sections, as used by the JMU Field Course.
All Shall Be Judged Politically: Seeking Consensus for a Sustainability-Literate Dialogue part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Earth Education for Sustainable Societies:Essays
Eric Pyle, James Madison University One of the most critical educational needs that I perceive is the development of consensus on the what the term "sustainability" actually means. For some, it is a ...
Connecting Science Pedagogy with Complex Earth Systems Thinking: A Non-Linear, Sensitive-Dependent Journey part of Complex Systems:Workshop 2010:Participant Essays
Eric Pyle, James Madison University When I contemplate the nature of complex Earth systems, I am immediately drawn to both the philosophical aspects of their descriptions as well as the instructional opportunities ...
Assessment in the Context of Evaluation at James Madison University part of Building Strong Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Eric J. Pyle, Department Geology & Environmental Science, James Madison University The Department of Geology & Environmental Science at James Madison University is a large one among undergraduate ...
Conference Presentations (3)
Monday A: Teaching with Societally-relevant Curriculum part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday A
Connecting Controversy and Complexity part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The authors share interest and experience in programming for both teaching about complex adaptive systems (CASs) and about controversial issues. Controversial issues are a subset of complex issues, as these issues ...
Press-Kits as an Approach to Presenting Controversial Issues in the Geosciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday A
Communicating scientific information to nonscientific audiences requires presenting accurate information in multiple ways. It is critical in reaching a broad audience, however, that the information be presented as ...
Other Contributions (4)
From the Emerald Isle to the Red Planet: How to Make your Virtual Field Trip out of this World part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Morning Workshops:From the Emerald Isle to the Red Planet: How to make your virtual field trip out of this world
Many high-impact, field-focused geoscience learning experiences have gone virtual to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the continuity of this important aspect of students' preparation. ...
Eastern Section, Teacher Education Division