Larry Collins

Washington State University- Pullman

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Washington State University in the Immersive Science Learning Environments Laboratory directed by Dr. Andy Cavagnetto.  I am also a student representative for the Geoscience Education Division of GSA and hold a seat on GSA's Education Committee.  

My primary research interests include understanding best assessment practices for evaluating student understanding of the nature of science and how categorization tasks can be used as assessment measures that can support student learning.  I also collaborate with colleagues on an NSF grant investigating deliberative argumentation in a large lecture biology course and a second project that seeks to understand how course-based research experiences shape students career trajectories in the geosciences.  

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Conference Presentations (3)

Graduate Course-based Research Experiences: Lessons Learned from Mississippi State University part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session II
Course-based Research Experiences are a growing area of interest, because they allow learning and engagement to take place by involving students in real, broadly applicable research. At Mississippi State ...

To Highlight or Summarize? The Benefits of Constructive Learning in Geology. part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Poster Sessions:Posters
Chi and Wylie's (2014) ICAP framework identifies four modes of cognitive engagement in learning – passive, active, constructive, and interactive, defined by the overt learning activities that learners ...

Magnitude vs. Intensity: An Application of the Science Writing Heuristic for Physical Geology part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Friday
The recent adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013) have established a high pedagogical standard for instructors. These standards are also important for two-year and four-year ...

Other Contributions (2)

Effective Assessments: Maximizing Integrity, Minimizing Grading Time part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Roundtable Discussions
The COVID-19 crisis created unprecedented challenges for instructors at all levels. One of these challenges is understanding what types of assessments are most effective in an online environment. These types of ...

Spicing Up Your Assessments: Moving beyond exams part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Afternoon Mini-Workshops
Are you completely satisfied with your formative and summative assessments? If so, this workshop is not for you. This workshop will focus on how to develop and implement performance-based assessments in your ...