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Al-Ismaily, Said S.; Kacimov, Anvar R.; Al-Maktoumi, Ali K.; Al-Busaidi, Hamad A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Revising standard structured academic programs by incorporating research throughout the curriculum is a modern trend at universities worldwide. There are numerous publications on inquiry-based learning (IBL) in individual courses, but few provide evidence both of success at the program level and of synergy in the teaching--research nexus. Our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Direct Instruction, Inquiry
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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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Dolphin, Glenn; Benoit, Wendy; Burylo, Jessica; Hurst, Emily; Petryshen, Wyatt; Wiebe, Simon – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
Many of the current issues facing humans are geologic in nature. Whether the issue is mitigating the impact of geologic hazards, reducing air and water pollution, managing the energy of mineral resources, or minimizing the impact of anthropogenic global climate change, we require a geosciences-literate population. This is crucial to developing…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Geology, Scientific Principles
Ryker, Katherine D.; McConnell, David A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Many agencies, organizations, and researchers have called for the incorporation of inquiry-based learning in college classrooms. Providing inquiry-based activities in laboratory courses is one way to promote reformed, student-centered teaching in introductory geoscience courses. However, the literature on inquiry has relatively few geoscience…
Descriptors: Geology, Laboratory Manuals, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Gray, Kyle – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Preservice elementary teachers are often required to take an Earth Science content course as part of their teacher education program but typically enter the course with little knowledge of key Earth Science concepts and are uncertain in their ability to teach science. This study investigated whether completing an inquiry-based Earth Science course…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Inquiry
Moss, Elizabeth; Cervato, Cinzia – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
As part of a campus-wide effort to transform introductory science courses to be more engaging and more accurately convey the excitement of discovery in science, the curriculum of an introductory physical geology lab course was redesigned. What had been a series of ''cookbook'' lab activities was transformed into a sequence of activities based on…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Educational Change, Science Instruction, Cooperative Learning
Bush, Drew; Sieber, Renee; Seiler, Gale; Chandler, Mark – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
A gap has existed between the tools and processes of scientists working on anthropogenic global climate change (AGCC) and the technologies and curricula available to educators teaching the subject through student inquiry. Designing realistic scientific inquiry into AGCC poses a challenge because research on it relies on complex computer models,…
Descriptors: Climate, Earth Science, Curriculum Design, Science Curriculum
Taylor, Zachary P.; Bennett, Drew E. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
Teaching ecosystem services provides an ideal opportunity to use inquiry-based learning to help students make connections between ecological, geological, and social systems. The idea of ecosystem services, or the benefits nature provides to society, has emerged as a key concept in a host of environmental fields and is just beginning to gain…
Descriptors: Ecology, Active Learning, Inquiry, Environmental Education
Luera, Gail; Murray, Kent – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
A mixed methods research approach was used to investigate the impact of a geosciences research institute upon 62 science teachers' knowledge, beliefs, and teaching practices related to teaching the geosciences. Pre- and postinstitute quantitative and qualitative assessments revealed mixed results. Results of a quantitative measure found a…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Earth Science
Hougham, R. Justin; Eitel, Karla C. Bradley; Miller, Brant G. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
In this article we explore how reconceptualizing the role of technology in place-based education (PBE) enhances place responsive pedagogies through technology. Combining the strengths of adventure learning (AL) and PBE, Adventure Learning @ (AL@) advances both place responsive education and online learning in science education. This is needed, as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Place Based Education, Technology Uses in Education, Science Education
Grissom, April N.; Czajka, C. Douglas; McConnell, David A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
The introductory physical geology laboratory courses taught at North Carolina State University aims to promote scientific thinking and learning through the use of scientific inquiry-based activities. A rubric describing five possible levels of inquiry was applied to characterize the laboratory activities in the course. Two rock and mineral…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Geology, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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McNeal, Karen S.; Libarkin, Julie C.; Ledley, Tamara Shapiro; Bardar, Erin; Haddad, Nick; Elins, Kathy; Dutta, Saranee – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
This study reports on an effort to illustrate the coupling of educational research with ongoing curriculum development to promote effective and evidence-based online learning. The research findings have been used to inform the "EarthLabs" curriculum development team as they revise existing modules and create new modules, in order to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Climate, Earth Science, Online Courses
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Lemus, Judith D.; Seraphin, Kanesa Duncan; Coopersmith, Ann; Correa, Carly K. V. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
We describe a philosophy and process by which cultural awareness and traditional ways of knowing were incorporated into courses on communicating ocean sciences for college and graduate students in Hawai'i. The result is a culturally relevant framework that contextualizes the course for Hawai'i audiences while also enabling students to better…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Hawaiians, Cultural Influences
Ault, Charles R., Jr. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
Interpreting the hazards and appreciating the privileges of living in a particular place draw upon insights from multiple disciplines. Seemingly self-evident, this perspective stands as a counterpoint to the depiction of scientific practice as unified and independent of discipline in standards for the education of all Americans. Inquiry adapts in…
Descriptors: Seismology, Forestry, Science Instruction, Physical Geography
Teed, Rebecca; Franco, Suzanne – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
An Earth science professional-development program for in-service middle- and high-school teachers increased participants' content knowledge about weather, climate, and climate change in addition to increasing their confidence in their assessment and teaching skills. The curriculum and funding gave them time, funding, and the help of content and…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
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