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Systems Theory and Modeling part of SERC Web Resource Collection

From the website: 'This site is for teachers, students, and anyone else who would like a very brief, general introduction to systems thinking and systems modeling. It was written primarily as a ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

History of Energy in the United States: 1635-2000 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website, from the US Department of Energy, provides a history of energy use in the US from 1635-2000. It includes several figures showing how energy sources and consumption have changed through ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy

GeoPad: Information Technology for Field Science Education and Research part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an overview of the GeoPad project, the software and hardware components of the unit, and a listing of publications, presentations, and case studies. The GeoPad is a TabletPC ...
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Use of Technology

A Synthesis of Instructional Strategies in Geoscience Education Literature That Address Barriers to Inclusion for Students With Disabilities part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article highlights a collection of literature on the use of strategies to improve equity, accessibility, and inclusivity in field environments, including alternative strategies and virtual ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Subject: Geoscience

Design Considerations for Exam Wrappers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tomorrow's Professor posting looks at the use of exam wrappers as a way to help students improve their performance on exams. Exam wrappers are short activities that direct students to ...
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Metacognition

Ten Rules of Good (and Bad) Studying part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tomorrow's Professor posting is an excerpt from A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (2014). It summarizes excellent tips on good (and bad) ...
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Metacognition

Learning in the Field: Synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper begins by addressing practical wisdom that has been drawn from anecdotal reports of learning in the field contributed by geoscience faculty. It then outlines the following attributes of ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Subject: Geoscience:Geology

A Model for the Development and Implementation of Field Trips as an Integral Part of the Science Curriculum part of SERC Print Resource Collection
In this paper, Orion summarizes what we know from the literature about designing effective field trips for high school students, including the challenges and barriers to success. The model he ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Subject: Education, Geoscience

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book is based on the seven 'Theory and Research-based Principles of Learning,' which are used with permission of Carnegie Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Exellence. ...

Research on Learning: Affective Domain:Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition, How information is organized:Mental models, Cognitive Domain:Cognitive Development, Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Education

Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Drawing on contributions by renowned educational researchers, this book 'takes stock' of teaching and learning research in higher education. Core findings include: - There is a relationship ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Ways Of Learning
Subject: Education