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Kirkby, Kent C. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
One of my principal goals at the University of Minnesota is to transform the university's entry-level geoscience program into an effective ''concluding'' geoscience course that provides students with a clear understanding of the many interactions between Earth processes and human society. Although place-based learning appeared to be a promising…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Place Based Education, Earth Science, Urban Areas
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Todd, Carrie E. Davis; Goeke, Elizabeth R. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
Capstone experiences are typically the culmination of an undergraduate program and allow students to integrate their content knowledge with communication and technical skills, many of which are desirable in the job market and graduate school. Learner-centered teaching fits well with a capstone course because it requires students to be more engaged…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Student Centered Learning, Geology, Curriculum