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Mead, Chris; Buxner, Sanlyn; Bruce, Geoffrey; Taylor, Wendy; Semken, Steven; Anbar, Ariel D. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Field learning is considered an essential part of geoscience education, yet there are many practical challenges that limit broad and equitable access to field learning. Virtual field experiences can now help to broaden access to field learning. This work details the learning design and technical components of immersive, interactive virtual field…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Dolphin, Glenn; Dutchak, Alex; Karchewski, Brandon; Cooper, Jon – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Recent literature has demonstrated the importance of fieldwork in geology. However, as resources become scarce, field experiences are often targeted for cuts. This was the case at the University of Calgary when massive enrollments placed a tremendous burden on resources. In courses throughout, field trips and other excursions were eliminated,…
Descriptors: Geology, Computer Simulation, Field Trips, Simulated Environment
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Hannula, Kimberly A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Geoscientists use spatial thinking skills in many common tasks, such as adding a third dimension to two-dimensional maps by drawing cross-sections or envisioning rock fabrics from a single hand sample or exposure. Field courses allow students to practice and develop those skills in authentic settings. This study examines the development of spatial…
Descriptors: Geology, Science Instruction, Field Instruction, Spatial Ability
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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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von der Heyden, Bjorn P. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
A novel learning intervention has been developed and tested in which honor's level Earth science students were tasked with conducting interviews with established geologists working in the Southern African minerals sector. The task was designed using Laurillard's conversational framework as a theoretical underpinning, which offers an iterative and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Geology, Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship
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d'Alessio, Matthew A.; Schwartz, Joshua J.; Pedone, Vicki; Pavia, Jenni; Fleck, Jenna; Lundquist, Loraine – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Promoting collaboration and discourse in asynchronous online courses is challenging; students need something engaging to talk about, a communications medium in which to fluidly discuss it, and a social environment that supports discourse. We designed a fully online introductory geoscience lecture and lab course called Geology Goes Hollywood that…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Online Courses, Cooperative Learning, Asynchronous Communication
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d'Alessio, Matthew A.; Lundquist, Loraine L.; Schwartz, Joshua J.; Pedone, Vicki; Pavia, Jenni; Fleck, Jenna – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Online courses can feel isolating and sometimes lack human connections that can motivate students. We developed a fully online geoscience course to build a 'Community of Inquiry' with attention to cognitive, social, and teaching presences. We ran the course using nearly identical materials for 8 semesters (recorded video lectures, labs,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Geology, Science Instruction, Student Motivation
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Jones, Jason P.; McConnell, David A.; Wiggen, Jennifer L.; Bedward, John – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Incorporating active learning strategies into introductory STEM courses has been shown to improve student outcomes, however, these activities take class time to execute. The question of how to implement these effective strategies without sacrificing a significant volume of content coverage has led to the development of a "flipped" model…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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Fairfax, Emily; Brown, Megan R. M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
People with disabilities are chronically underrepresented in many geoscience departments across the country. There are a number of proposed reasons why this under-representation persists, one of which is lack of instructor training in designing accessible curriculum and making high-quality accommodations. This not only puts students with…
Descriptors: Geology, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Science Laboratories
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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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Sherman-Morris, Kathleen; Del Valle Martinez, Idamis; Justice, Cheryl A.; Hall, Kimberly R. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
A sample of 43 Mississippi school counselors was surveyed regarding resources they use in career counseling, as well as resources they believe are effective in informing students about STEM careers, particularly the geosciences. Participants were asked a number of questions about their knowledge and perceptions about STEM majors and careers. The…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, STEM Education
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Moss, Elizabeth; Cervato, Cinzia; Genschel, Ulrike; Ihrig, Lori; Ogilvie, Craig A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
This study examines the effects of an extended authentic research experience on students' understanding of the nature of science (NOS) and self-efficacy toward science. The curriculum of an introductory physical geology lab was transformed to include a six-week, student-driven research project focused on local groundwater and surface water issues.…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Scientific Principles, Gender Differences, Self Efficacy
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Wolfe, Benjamin A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
The geosciences continue to lag behind the other sciences in both diversity and degree completion rates of students transferring from two-year colleges (2YCs). Critical to strengthening the transfer student pipeline is the need to identify who takes introductory geosciences courses at the 2YC level and what factors contribute to increased 2YC…
Descriptors: Earth Science, College Transfer Students, Student Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
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Sexton, Julie M.; Pugh, Kevin J.; Bergstrom, Cassendra M.; Riggs, Eric M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
Only 40% of geoscience undergraduate degrees are conferred on women. Little research has examined why more men tend to pursue and persist in geology degrees compared to women. We examined the reasons why undergraduate geology students chose to major in geology, with a particular emphasis on women. We collected data from 391 undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Geology, Majors (Students)
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Czajka, Charles Doug; McConnell, David – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
Past research has evaluated how preservice teachers, high school students, and introductory college students conceptualize geologic or deep time. The ability to think on geologic timescales is regarded as an important skill in the study of geology, yet little work has specifically addressed how student understanding of this concept evolves during…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Geology, Student Attitudes, Time
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