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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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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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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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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