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Huguet, Carme; Pearse, Jillian; Noè, Leslie F.; Valencia, Diego M.; Ruiz, Nataly Castillo; Heredia, Alexa Jimenez; Avedaño, Mónica Andrea Patiño – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
A collaboration between geoscience professors and pedagogic and technical support experts at Universidad de los Andes led to a teaching innovation, as part of a project entitled GEOC-SENSE. GEOC-SENSE was based on the use of active pedagogy techniques aided by information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve motivation and acquisition…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Motivation, Cooperation, Technical Support
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Dolphin, Glenn; Dutchak, Alex; Karchewski, Brandon; Cooper, Jon – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Recent literature has demonstrated the importance of fieldwork in geology. However, as resources become scarce, field experiences are often targeted for cuts. This was the case at the University of Calgary when massive enrollments placed a tremendous burden on resources. In courses throughout, field trips and other excursions were eliminated,…
Descriptors: Geology, Computer Simulation, Field Trips, Simulated Environment
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Arthurs, Leilani A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Despite the need for public understanding about groundwater resources, groundwater is among those topics that instructors most struggle to teach at pre-college and college levels. Although constructivist theories suggest student-held conceptions can be used as teaching tools for active learning, there remains a question about how to draw out and…
Descriptors: Water, Earth Science, College Instruction, Science Instruction
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Mora, Germán – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Inquiry-based instruction facilitates students' acquisition of scientific abilities, but little is known about how rapidly college students master these skills, particularly when this form of instruction includes scaffolding and especially when those scaffolds are removed. To address this gap, this study aimed to evaluate the effect that removing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Science Laboratories, Environmental Education
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Bililign, Solomon – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Increasing diversity in the geosciences has remained a challenge, despite large investments made by federal agencies in minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and historically black universities and colleges (HBCUs). With increasing challenges associated with climate and environmental change and severe and frequent natural disasters that…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Science Education, College Science, Earth Science
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Kirchner, Nina; van Dongen, Eef; Gowan, Evan J.; Pattyn, Frank; Noormets, Riko; Jakobsson, Martin; Ingólfsson, Ólafur – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
GRANTISM (GReenland and ANTarctic Ice Sheet Model) is an educational Excel™ model introduced by Pattyn (2006). Here, GRANTISM is amended to simulate the Svalbard-Barents-Sea Ice Sheet during the Last Glacial Maximum, an analogue for the contemporary West Antarctic Ice Sheet. A new name, "GRANTSISM," is suggested; the added S represents…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Earth Science, Science Instruction, College Students
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Meagher, Brian J.; Cataldo, Kirstyn; Douglas, Bruce J.; McDaniel, Mark A.; Nosofsky, Robert M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
A highly controlled laboratory experiment was conducted that suggested computer-based image training of rock classifications can provide a useful supplement to physical rock training. Two groups of participants learned to classify samples of 12 major types of rocks during a training phase. One group was trained using computer images of the rock…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Geology, Educational Technology
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Soja, Constance M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
In an introductory geology course on vertebrate fossils, a new object-based classroom exercise was designed to enhance students' appreciation for evidence of evolution as a "tinkering" process, specifically in modern organisms with which everyone is familiar. During the dissection of a popular college late-night snack (barbeque-style…
Descriptors: Geology, Teaching Methods, Paleontology, Laboratory Procedures
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McNeal, Peggy; Ellis, Todd; Petcovic, Heather – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
A survey with nine meteorological charts, maps, and images from a 2015 significant weather event was administered to meteorologists (N = 93) to identify which spatial thinking skills they report using with each chart, map, and image. Results reveal high reported use of mental animation (74.6%), disembedding (72.4%), and perspective taking (71.6%)…
Descriptors: Meteorology, Spatial Ability, Charts, Maps
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
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Perrault, Evan K.; Clark, Scott K. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Despite the increasing awareness that sustainability is an issue needing ongoing attention, and despite millions of dollars spent yearly at universities to promote sustainable behaviors, previous research has found college students have primarily a unidimensional understanding of what sustainability encompasses. The current research sought to…
Descriptors: College Students, Financial Support, Student Surveys, Definitions
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Callahan, Caitlin N.; LaDue, Nicole D.; Baber, Lorenzo D.; Sexton, Julie; Kraft, Katrien J. van der Hoeven; Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
For decades, programs targeting the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities (URM) have had local success in broadening participation in the geosciences. Meanwhile, national graduation rates of URM geoscience majors fall below the national graduation rates of URM STEM majors, generally. In this literature review, we summarize…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, School Holding Power, Disproportionate Representation, Earth Science
Luo, Wei; Pelletier, Jon; Duffin, Kirk; Ormand, Carol; Hung, Wei-chen; Shernoff, David J.; Zhai, Xiaoming; Iverson, Ellen; Whalley, Kyle; Gallaher, Courtney; Furness, Walter – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
The long geological time needed for landform development and evolution poses a challenge for understanding and appreciating the processes involved. The Web-based Interactive Landform Simulation Model--Grand Canyon (WILSIM-GC, http://serc.carleton.edu/landform/) is an educational tool designed to help students better understand such processes,…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis
Sherman-Morris, Kathleen; McNeal, Karen S. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
This study augments existing literature in understanding student perceptions about the geosciences; we examined the choice of major and science courses taken by 645 students at a large southeastern research university. Differences were examined between underrepresented minority (URM) and nonminority students. We compared responses regarding not…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Earth Science
Spandler, Carl – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
Mineralogy is an essential component of Earth Science education, yet many students struggle to obtain adequate comprehension and knowledge of mineralogy during tertiary (postsecondary) degree programs. The use of educational games can be an effective strategy for science teaching as games provide an active learning environment that enhances…
Descriptors: Mineralogy, Science Instruction, Educational Games, Earth Science
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