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Bookhagen, Britta; Koeberl, Christian; Juang, Linda; DeRosa, Donald A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
As part of an outreach initiative by the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria, an interdisciplinary educational module was developed to teach students about sustainability through the lens of mineral resources used to produce mobile phones. The overall goal of the module is to provide teachers of different subjects with a multifaceted tool to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Sustainability, Mineralogy
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Foley, J. M.; Bruno, B. C.; Tolman, R. T.; Kagami, R. S.; Hsia, M. H.; Mayer, B.; Inazu, J. K. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
To support teachers in enhancing ocean literacy, the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) has developed a series of portable, hands-on science kits on selected topics in oceanography. This paper provides an overview of kit content, describes how the kits were developed, and evaluates their efficacy as a curriculum…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Instructional Materials
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Mora, Germán – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Although active learning methodologies have been implemented in geoscience classes successfully, no direct comparison between these different instructional techniques exists to date. For that reason, the purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness in student learning of two active learning methods: peer instruction and lecture…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Active Learning, Introductory Courses, Geology
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Bickmore, Barry R.; Thompson, Kirsten R.; Grandy, David A.; Tomlin, Teagan – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2009
Here we describe a method for teaching the NOS called "Science as Storytelling," which was designed to directly confront narve realist preconceptions about the NOS and replace them with more sophisticated ideas, while retaining a moderate realist perspective. It was also designed to foster a more sophisticated understanding of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Principles, Preservice Teacher Education
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Rudd, James A., II; Wang, Vivian Z.; Cervato, Cinzia; Ridky, Robert W. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2009
Calibrated Peer Review™ (CPR), a web-based instructional tool developed as part of the National Science Foundation reform initiatives in undergraduate science education, allows instructors to incorporate multiple writing assignments in large courses without overwhelming the instructor. This study reports successful implementation of CPR in a…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, College Science