Optical Mineralogy in a Modern Earth Sciences Curriculum
Jurgen Reinhardt January 2004 Journal of Geoscience Education vol 52 number 1, p 60-67

This article from the Journal of Geoscience Education discusses the author's belief that changes in the perspectives of geoscience education and the necessity to accommodate students with interdisciplinary interest create a need for an optical mineralogy course that is concise, yet meets the demands of subsequent course modules that build on it. The author proposes that application-focused lab materials, practice-oriented teaching with a strong interactive component, and computer-based teaching aids can be used to enhance both the theoretical and the practical aspects of optical mineralogy.

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Subject: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, Overview/Summary, Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Journal Article