Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
University of British Columbia
I am a geoscience education researcher and developer helping faculty to integrate evidence-based practices in their teaching and effectively measure the impact of these changes on the learning experiences of their students.
I recently completed a PhD in Geoscience Education at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), entitled "Student Experience and Sense of Place on Geoscience Field Trips". Broadly, I am interested in how people interact and form relationships with the landscapes around them. Field trips are an important example of how these interactions influence geoscience learning. My PhD research compared how students interacted with their field areas in a variety of settings and used these findings to make recommendations for field educational development.
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Living with Volcanoes: An Introduction to Geoarchaeology part of Environmental Geology:Activities
This activity introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of geoarchaeology through a case study of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. It combines short lectures with questions requiring analyses of a ...
Conference Presentations (2)
Preparation for Geoscience Fieldtrips: The benefits of field training for confidence part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
Fieldtrips are often one of the foundations of a geoscience undergraduate degree, and are at the core of many degree programs. In undergraduate courses taught prior to fieldtrips, students are taught skills in ...
Hooked on Active Tectonics: An Affective Comparison of Study Abroad and Local Students in New Zealand part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday B
Students who have studied abroad report greater self-confidence, long-lasting impacts on their worldview, and development of skillsets that influenced their future career paths. Field experiences offer similar ...
Other Contributions (3)
Thursday B: Broadening Participation and Student Development part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday B
Thursday B: Broadening Participation and Student Development Your Account Earth ...
Successes and Challenges of Using Social Media in Teaching and Learning part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Afternoon Mini-Workshops
Our students are increasingly connected and engaged with various social media platforms, e.g., Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook. How can we leverage this to build motivation and facilitate learning of earth ...
Strategies in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Afternoon Workshops
Do you ever wonder about the efficacy of the active learning techniques you are using in class? This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about assessing the impact of teaching and learning on their ...