Barb Tewksbury


Hamilton College

Project Leader, Webinar Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor, Reviewer

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On the Cutting Edge part of Cutting Edge
The On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty brings together workshops, websites, and research activities to support highest quality undergraduate geoscience education.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (55)

Using concept sketches for field trip wrap-up part of Structural Geology and Tectonics:Activities
This is a post-field trip assignment in a structural geology course. Students create a set of concept sketches, with a short introduction, to illustrate the structural features and geologic history of the area, ...

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Courses (3)

Structural Geology and Tectonics part of Teach the Earth:Courses
Rather than taking students through the topics of structural geology in textbook table-of-contents order, this course is framed around having students apply concepts and methods of structural geology and tectonics ...

GIS for Geoscientists part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
Introduction to basic concepts in computer-based GIS emphasizing hands-on practice in portraying and analyzing spatially referenced data sets to produce a variety of types of digital products and to solve geologic ...

Geology and Human Events in North Africa and the Middle East part of Introductory Courses:Courses
A seminar-style course in which students analyze the underlying (i.e., beyond obvious hazards and disasters) influence of geology and geologic processes on human events in the context of North Africa and the Middle ...

Teaching Method Module (1)

Jigsaws part of Teaching Methods:Jigsaws
Developed by Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College "When efforts are structured cooperatively, there is considerable evidence that students will exert more effort to achieve - learn more, use higher-level ...

Essay (1)

Why geoscience? Why geoscience in the context of societally and culturally relevant questions? part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Pan-African Approaches to Teaching Geoscience:Essays
Barbara Tewksbury , Hamilton College Why geoscience? So, what is geoscience, exactly? Although the prefix geo means Earth, not every word that starts with geo refers to the geosciences. For example, geospatial ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Building on-ramps to more effective teaching in tectonics part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Despite significant gains over the last two decades, there remains a large percentage of geoscience faculty who have yet to move toward incorporating engaged teaching practices in their courses. Following ...

Other Contributions (5)

The Geologic Record of Saharan Climate Change and the Impact on Human History and Prehistory part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Pan-African Approaches to Teaching Geoscience:Activities
This is a collection of homework assignments, in-class activities, and a final assignment in which students analyze the geologic record of climate change in North Africa (the Sahara in general and Egypt in ...


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