ICON article published

published May 20, 2022 10:03am

Authors from the geoscience education community have published an article on ICON (Integrated, Coordinated, Open, and Networked) Science. This article is part of a large collection of 19 articles produced by the international Earth and Space Sciences community, spanning many disciplinary subfields. The ICON collection highlights strengths and opportunities to improve how we use the principles and practices of ICON in collaboration.

The article includes three foci including: Geoscience Education Practice, Geoscience Education Research, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. Each of these foci was supported by a writing leads and a writing team noted in the citation structure:

Conceptual Team: Sarah K. Fortner, Cathryn A. Manduca, Hendratta N. Ali, Casey M. Saup; DEIJ Writing Leads: Samuel C. Nyarko, Shannon Othus-Gault, Viranga Perera, Vincent C. H. Tong; Geoscience Education Practice Writing Leads: Anne U. Gold, Tanya Furman; Geoscience Education Research Writing Leads: Leilani Arthurs, Bridget K. Mulvey, Kristen St. John; DEIJ Writing Team: Joel G. Singley, Elijah Thomas Johnson, Molly Witter; Geoscience Education Practice Writing Team: Rebecca L. Batchelor, Deron T. Carter, M. Chantale Damas, Lynsey LeMay, Karen M. Layou, Russanne Low, Hui Hui Wang, Kai Olson-Sawyer, Amy Pallant, Katherine Ryker; Geoscience Education Research Writing Team: Laura Lukes, Nicole LaDue, Katherine Ryker, Kaatje J. van der Hoeven Kraft, Geoscience Education Perspectives on Integrated, Coordinated, Open, Networked (ICON) Science. Earth and Space Science (2022): e2022EA002298. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2022EA002298

Key points made in the Geoscience Education article include:  

  • ICON principles and practices are widely used in geoscience education to improve both research and practice
  • Strengthened capacity for ICON practices is needed to advance current educational priorities
  • A priority must be placed on full participation by groups that are systematically non-dominant and improving global interactions

Read more about how the Geoscience Education article was produced using coordination and networking processes described on the ICON Project Page.