Geology, Department of Geology
Westminster College (UT)
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Course Module (1)
Tiffany Rivera: National Parks Geology at Westminster College (UT) part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:How the Community is Using InTeGrate Materials:Instructor Stories
Designed for students of all majors, National Parks Geology introduces fundamental geologic concepts through the lens of America's National Parks. My courses have gradually migrated from traditional lecture-based sessions, to integrated lecture and active learning periods. By immersing students in InTeGrate materials, they became more engaged with the content and enjoyed coming to class. The use of three different InTeGrate modules throughout the semester provided students with a variety of activities to challenge them with concepts, quantitative analysis, map reading and creating, and societal issues that affect the National Parks.
GEOLOGIC TIME: PRINCIPLES & APPLICATIONS part of Guided Inquiry Introductory Geology Labs:Activities
Average inquiry level: Structured This inquiry-based lab about the principles of relative and numerical dating allows students to apply reason and logic to determine the order of geologic events, to experimentally ...
Conference Presentation (1)
Do InTeGrate materials increase scientific understanding among women? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
InTeGrate geoscience teaching materials were developed to link societal challenges to geologic concepts in order to improve Earth literacy in undergraduate students. These curricular products span topics from ...