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Atchison, Christopher L.; Marshall, Anita M.; Collins, Trevor D. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
This article presents a multiple case study exploring the emergence of inclusive learning communities within geoscience field courses designed to enable the active participation of students with disabilities. The purpose is to reflect on the outcomes of three distinct projects and consider what lessons can be drawn from them to help promote and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Communities of Practice, Earth Science, Students with Disabilities
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Geraghty Ward, Emily M.; Semken, Steven; Libarkin, Julie C. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
We present a mixed-methods approach to community-based assessment design that engages tribal college and university faculty, students, and science educators, as well as experts in cultural knowledge from the Blackfeet and DinĂ© (Navajo) nations. Information from cultural experts, gathered through a combination of sequential surveys and focus group…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Earth Science, Tribally Controlled Education, American Indian Students
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Ramamurthy, Karthikeyan Natesan; Hinnov, Linda A.; Spanias, Andreas S. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
Modern data collection in the Earth Sciences has propelled the need for understanding signal processing and time-series analysis techniques. However, there is an educational disconnect in the lack of instruction of time-series analysis techniques in many Earth Science academic departments. Furthermore, there are no platform-independent freeware…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Earth Science, Climate, Environmental Education
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Gilbert, Lisa A.; Stempien, Jennifer; McConnell, David A.; Budd, David A.; van der Hoeven Kraft, Katrien J.; Bykerk-Kauffman, Ann; Jones, Megan H.; Knight, Catharine C.; Matheney, Ronald K.; Perkins, Dexter; Wirth, Karl R. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
Do students really enroll in Introductory Geology because they think it is "rocks for jocks"? In this study, we examine the widely held assumption that students view geology as a qualitative and remedial option for fulfilling a general education requirement. We present the first quantitative characterization of a large number of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Geology, Student Attitudes
Schwartz, Kerry L.; Thomas-Hilburn, Holly; Haverland, Arin – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2011
The world's population is growing by about 80 million people a year, implying an estimated increased freshwater demand of about 64 billion cubic meters annually (World Water Assessment Programme, 2009, Water in a Changing World: United Nations World Water Development Report 3, Chap. 1, p. 3-21). Groundwater depletion, which reduces the amount of…
Descriptors: Water, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Concept Formation
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Hoisch, Thomas D.; Bowie, James I. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
In order to guide the formulation of strategies for recruiting undergraduates into the geology program at Northern Arizona University, we surveyed 783 students in introductory geology classes and 23 geology majors in their junior and senior years. Our analysis shows that ~7% of students in the introductory classes are possible candidates for…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Introductory Courses, Geology, Student Recruitment
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Hoisch, Thomas D.; Austin, Barbara A.; Newell, Shawn L.; Manone, Mark F. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Learning optical mineralogy requires students to integrate a complex theory with microscope manipulations and image interpretation. To assist student learning, we performed lecture demonstrations during which digital photomicrographs were taken and delivered to students using Tablet PCs, whereupon they were imported into note-taking software and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications