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Yuretich, Richard F.; Khan, Samia A.; Leckie, R. Mark; Clement, John J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Transfers the environment of a large enrollment oceanography course by modifying lectures to include cooperative learning via interactive in-class exercises and directed discussion. Results of student surveys, course evaluations, and exam performance demonstrate that learning of the subject under these conditions has improved. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning, Higher Education
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Reuss, Robert L.; Gardulski, Anne F. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Describes an interactive game used in conjunction with traditional laboratory work, group discussions, student presentations, and writing exercises to provide an enjoyable and motivating dimension to a university seminar/lab course in historical geology and paleontology. The game is designed for a university setting but can easily be modified for…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Games, Geology, Higher Education
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Corbett, Robert G.; Corbett, Erica A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Describes geology department attitudes toward accreditation. Most departments would not currently welcome accreditation. Those persons currently neutral or uncertain about disciplinary accreditation should learn more about it and take a firm position. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Geology, Higher Education
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Asher, Pranoti – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Describes teaching methods used to teach a visually impaired student in an introductory geology course. Methods include meeting with the student and making arrangements to provide all the handouts and syllabi for the course prior to the class; detailed planning of all lectures, class activities, and laboratory exercises; and a mechanism for…
Descriptors: Geology, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Physical Disabilities
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Lawrence, Sally K.; Lawrence David P.; Neal, Donald W. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Discusses how textbooks have shaped students' views toward the geology profession and how these traditionally organized books can be supplemented with John McPhee's writings for the nonscientist. These writings can make students more aware of geology in cultural contexts and of how science is actually practiced. (SAH)
Descriptors: Geology, Higher Education, History, Literature
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Hadizadeh, Jafar – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Recognizes the desire to discuss current environmental issues as a significant learning motive. Describes a course in which a student debates facilitate learning. A student moderator conducts debates between two groups of students, and the debates are organized using lecture material, internet searches, numerical analysis, and research projects.…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Debate, Environmental Education, Geology
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Harris, Mark T. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Discusses the importance of conveying content material in a course while addressing student learning styles. Directs student study time toward major concepts and encourages them to teach themselves some of the material so that classroom time is largely used to explore more difficult material and applications. Emphasizes instructors focusing on…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Course Content, Course Organization, Geology
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Stewart, Meg E.; Schneiderman, Jill S.; Andrews, Stephanie B. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in a classroom exercise to examine the distribution of toxic release sites in Queens, New York. Creates a series of maps to examine the relationship between the locations of known toxic releases and demographic factors such as race, education, income levels, and linguistic isolation. (Contains 47…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Environmental Influences, Higher Education, Poisons
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Libarkin, Julie C. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Points out that assessment of courses and curricula lags behind implementation and focuses on an evaluation project at the University of Arizona. Describes an effort to determine the effectiveness of science courses for non-majors. (DDR)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Avard, Margaret M.; Clark, Bryon K. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Reports on the use of GLOBE, a teaching tool that enables students to use hands-on, inquiry-based methods to gather and interpret scientific data. Summarizes the results of teacher workshops. (DDR)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Discovery Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kean, William F.; Enochs, Larry G. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Describes summer institutes for urban teachers in Milwaukee that centered on several Lake Michigan beaches within the bounds of their school district. Compares the sand from four different beaches for grain size, magnetite content, as well as fossil and modern Zebra Mussel Shells. Encourages good field trip teaching practices. Includes 19…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Field Trips, Geology
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Padgett, David A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Reports that with proper preparation and pre-assessment of student expectations, geoscience courses can be effectively taught with supplementary materials reflecting minority group frames of reference. Indicates that inclusion of environmental justice oriented content may not effectively attract and retain students of color from non-science…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Earth Science, Environmental Education, Ethnicity
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Libarkin, Julie C.; Kurdziel, Josepha P. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Discusses the issues related to students' alternative conceptions, how these conceptions affect student learning, identification of these conceptions, and teaching methods able to transform students' conceptions into scientific understanding. Includes 20 references. (YDS)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Science Education
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Wampler, J. M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Discusses students' misconceptions on evaporation of water considering the errors in geoscience textbooks. (YDS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Earth Science, Higher Education, Misconceptions
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Robinson, Gene D. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Describes an exercise for a lecture class that breaks the monotony of note taking and requires active student thought and participation. Helps students grasp the idea of geologic time as it relates to the erosion of a prominent local landmark, Massanutten Mountain. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Geology
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