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NSF/Johnson Foundation Workshop: Bringing Research on Learning to the Geosciences

July 8-10, 2002

Participants and Essays


In July of 2002, the Bringing Research on Learning to the Geosciences workshop brought together twenty leaders from geoscience education, learning science, and the application of learning science to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. Hosted at the Wingspread Conference Center, it was called to initiate the development of a community engaged in applying learning science to the geosciences.

The conference helped these leaders and educators share information regarding the state of the art in these communities and drawing on complementary expertise to define the compelling research issues on learning in the geosciences.

Discussion topics included existing avenues that might be exploited to disseminate and bring into use existing research on learning, and to initiate planning of broad-based coordinated activities. The essays and talks presented at the conference are available for download as individual pdf files, or together as one large (~4 M) pdf file. (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 4.1MB Mar23 04)

Pam Burnely, Georgia State University
Evaluating Learning (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 40kB Jan30 04)

Judy Dori, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Freshman Learning in a Web-Based Course (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 142kB Jan30 04)

Daniel Edelson, Northwestern University
Learning-for-Use (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 139kB Jan30 04)

Janice Gobert, The Concord Consortium
Inquiry Learning (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 27kB Jan30 04)

Michelle Hall-Wallace, University of Arizona
The Need for a Geoscience Education Research Collaborative (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 57kB Jan30 04)

Loretta Jones, University of Northern Colorado
Learning Chemistry by Design (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 33kB Jan21 04)

Kim Kastens, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Top Ten Topics (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 6kB Jan21 04)

Helen King, The University of Reading, England
Geoscience Learning Research in UK Higher Education (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 41kB Jan21 04)

Julie Libarkin, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Building a Research Paradigm (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 56kB Jan21 04)

Marcia Linn, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education
The Learning Sciences and Geoscience (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 535kB Jan30 04)

Cathy Manduca, Carleton College
Bringing Research on Learning to the Broad Geoscience Community (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 72kB Jan30 04)

Joel Michael, Rush Medical College
Ten Things We Know About Learning (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 14kB Jan30 04),
and Conducting Discipline-Specific Educational Research (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 12kB Jan30 04)

Dave Mogk, Montana State University
Research on Learning in the Geosciences: Contexts, Goals and Opportunities (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 137kB Jan30 04)

Michael Piburn, Arizona State University
The Hidden Earth (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 2.2MB Jan21 04)

Edward (Joe) Redish, University of Maryland
Implications of Cognitive Studies (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 39kB Jan21 04) and
Attitudes and Expectations (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 327kB Jan21 04)

Steve Reynolds, Arizona State
The Hidden Earth (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 2.2MB Jan21 04)

William Slattery, Wright State University
Topics in Geoscience Research (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 53kB Jan30 04)

David Uttal, Northwestern University
Seeing the Big Picture (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 489kB Jan30 04)

Richard F. Yuretich, University of Massachusetts
Five Concerns to Address (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 18kB Jan30 04)