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Hendricks, Julie E.; Atchison, Christopher L.; Feig, Anthony D. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
In 2014, the Geological Society of America sponsored an Accessible Field Trip, designed to demonstrate best practices in accommodating a wide variety of participants with disabilities during a field experience. During the trip, an aide was deployed to assist two student participants with sensory disabilities, one with low vision and the other with…
Descriptors: Geology, Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Field Trips
Waldron, John W. F.; Locock, Andrew J.; Pujadas-Botey, Anna – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
Many geoscience educators have noted the difficulty that students experience in transferring their classroom knowledge to the field environment. The Geoscience Garden, on the University of Alberta North Campus, provides a simulated field environment in which Earth Science students can develop field observation skills, interpret features of Earth's…
Descriptors: Geology, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Simulated Environment
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Forcino, Frank L. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
Laboratory sections of university Earth science courses provide hands-on, inquiry-based activities for students in support of lecture and discussion. Here, I compare student conceptual knowledge outcomes of laboratory sections by administering an independent concept inventory at the beginning and end of two courses: one that had a lecture and a…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Introductory Courses, Science Laboratories, Outcomes of Education
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Jolley, Allison; Lane, Erin; Kennedy, Ben; Frappé-Sénéclauze, Tom-Pierre – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
This paper discusses the development and results of a new tool used for measuring shifts in students' perceptions of earth and ocean sciences called the Student Perceptions about Earth Sciences Survey (SPESS). The survey measures where students lie on the novice--expert continuum, and how their perceptions change after taking one or more earth and…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Oceanography, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Dohaney, Jacqueline; Brogt, Erik; Kennedy, Ben – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
Mineralogy is a core topic for tertiary geoscience programs worldwide. We report on the use of laboratory group work as an effective and integral part of a new introductory mineralogy curriculum at the University of British Columbia. The new laboratory curriculum was developed by incorporating student feedback with evidence-based pedagogies. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Curriculum Development, Cooperative Learning
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Sinclair, K. E.; Marshall, S. J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2009
Five high schools in British Columbia, Canada, participated in an atmospheric sciences project during the winter of 2006-07 established by researchers at the University of Calgary. Precipitation gauges and temperature and relative humidity probes were installed at each school and students were asked to collect a water sample each day that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Climate, Change