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Schiappa, Tamra A.; Smith, Langdon – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Multidisciplinary field investigations courses offer exciting alternatives to traditional learning. They offer a more holistic view of Earth and an opportunity for students to experience the relationships between all of the different elements instead of just one individual segment. We designed a multidisciplinary field investigations course for…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Field Experience Programs, Geology
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McDonald, Scott; Bateman, Kathryn; Gall, Helen; Tanis-Ozcelik, Arzu; Webb, Aubree; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Plate tectonics is the organizing paradigm of geosciences, but it is also conceptually complex, and students often struggle with developing a system level understanding of the earth. This article reports on research designed to create a characterization of the different levels of sophistication around plate tectonics in the form of a learning…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Earth Science, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Lang, Nicholas P.; Persico, Lyman P. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
There has been little discussion regarding the design of geology courses (and programs) to be inclusive of students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here, we outline challenges instructors may encounter when teaching geology courses with field components that include students with an ASD and describe solutions we have found to be successful…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Barriers, Inclusion
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Gill, Susan E.; Marcum-Dietrich, Nanette; Becker-Klein, Rachel – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
The Model My Watershed (MMW) application, and associated curricula, provides students with meaningful opportunities to connect conceptual understanding of watersheds to real-world decision making. The application uses an authentic hydrologic model, TR-55 (developed by the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service), and real data applied in…
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Natural Resources, Water, Environmental Education
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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
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Colaianne, Blake A.; Powell, Matthew G. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2011
Geology education usually takes place within the context of a broader curriculum, but specific synergies between disciplines have rarely been explored or exploited. Here, we have assessed the spatial visualization skills of undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines to determine which are most compatible with a geology curriculum. Spatial…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Spatial Ability, Gender Differences, Grade Point Average
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Lutz, Tim – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2011
An analysis of physical geology textbooks used in introductory courses shows that there is a systematic lack of clarity regarding flood risk. Some problems originate from confusion relating to statistical terms such as "100-year flood" and "100-year floodplain." However, the main problem is conceptual: statistics such as return…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, Natural Disasters, Introductory Courses
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Lutz, Tim; Srogi, LeeAnn – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Geoscience teaching has primarily been oriented toward the value of science to explain natural systems. However, many kinds of values guide people's responses to environmental problems, which originate when human expectations fail to match the behavior of natural systems. Examples from the literature show that practical environmental…
Descriptors: Models, Student Attitudes, Citizenship, Earth Science
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Baber, Lorenzo D.; Pifer, Meghan J.; Colbeck, Carol; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Using a conceptual framework constructed around self-efficacy, this study explores specific recruitment programs that may contribute to the development of self-efficacy for students of color in the geosciences. This mixed methods study of geoscience education includes quantitative analysis of the Summer Experience in Earth and Mineral Science…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Models
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Stearns, Richard G.; Corgan, James X. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Between 1817 and 1838 professors at the University of Pennsylvania, South Carolina College, Yale College, and Columbia College published six syllabi for earth science courses. All stressed geology. These syllabi give unique insight into classrooms of almost 200 years ago. The greatest difference between the six syllabi involved historical geology.…
Descriptors: Geology, Course Descriptions, Change Agents, Profiles
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Sunderlin, David – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2009
The complexity and interrelatedness of aspects of the geosciences is an important concept to convey in an undergraduate geoscience curriculum. A synthesis capstone project has served to integrate pattern-based learning of an introductory Earth History course into an active and process-based exercise in hypothesis production. In this exercise,…
Descriptors: Earth Science, History Instruction, Undergraduate Study, Assignments