The Effects of Different learning Tasks on Model-building in Plate Tectonics: Diagramming Versus Explaining
Janice D. Gobert September, 2005 Journal of Geoscience Education v53 n4 p444

Based on previous work in students' conceptions in geology, this article from the Journal of Geoscience Education features three studies of students' conceptions and cognition in plate tectonics. These studies highlight the importance of progressive model-building as a good pedagogical approach, as well as examine the efficacy of different learning tasks as strategies to promote model-building on the part of learners.

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Subject: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Sedimentary Geology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Opinion, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Complex Systems