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Teed, Rebecca; Slattery, William – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2011
The paradigm of geologic time is built on complex concepts, and students master it in multiple steps. Concepts in Geology is an inquiry-based geology class for preservice teachers at Wright State University. The instructors used the Geoscience Concept Inventory (GCI) to determine if students' understanding of key ideas about geologic time and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Geology, Time
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Goldsmith, David W. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2011
For the past 5 years I have been teaching my introductory geology class using a case-based method that promotes student engagement and inquiry. This article presents an explanation of how a case-based curriculum differs from a more traditional approach to the material. It also presents a statistical analysis of several years' worth of student…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Geology, Introductory Courses, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Parham, Thomas L., Jr.; Cervato, Cinzia; Gallus, William A., Jr.; Larsen, Michael; Hobbs, Jon; Stelling, Pete; Greenbowe, Thomas; Gupta, Tanya; Knox, John A.; Gill, Thomas E. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Results from the Volcanic Concept Survey (VCS) indicated that many undergraduates do not fully understand volcanic systems and plate tectonics. During the 2006 academic year, a ten-item conceptual survey was distributed to undergraduate students enrolled in Earth science courses at five U.S. colleges and universities. A trained team of graders…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Knowledge Level, Plate Tectonics, Undergraduate Students
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Nelson, Karl G.; Huysken, Kristin; Kilibarda, Zoran – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Laboratories serve as an integral part of geoscience education at most colleges and universities. While anecdotal evidence supports the beneficial impact of laboratories on science class learning, little quantitative research backs this statement. This study compared classroom data from students who completed a geoscience laboratory in conjunction…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Academic Achievement, Introductory Courses, Statistical Analysis
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Werhner, Matthew J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
In this paper I compare the performance of online versus traditional on-campus students on identical exams in an earth science class. The number of college level distance learning classes offered online continues to increase as they offer greater scheduling flexibility to students, they appeal to students who like to work independently, and allow…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, College Science, Distance Education
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Nadelson, Louis S.; Viskupic, Karen – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Student knowledge of the Nature of Science (NOS) is critical to their understanding of science. NOS encapsulates the tenets of how science is regarded and the heuristics by which science is judged to be valid and appropriate. The importance of NOS to science education has lead to curricular and policy development that mandate the construct be…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Earth Science, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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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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Rule, Audrey C.; Meyer, Mary A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2009
Curriculum materials designed to provide students with practice interpreting plotted evidence of global climate change were developed using graphs from the scientific literature and tested with one hundred urban high school students from a high-poverty school in a major northern city in the US. The graph interpretation lessons followed a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Youth, High School Students, Climate
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Titus, Sarah; Horsman, Eric – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2009
Three-dimensional spatial visualization is an essential skill for geoscientists. We conducted two evaluations of students' spatial skills to examine whether their skills improve after enrollment in a geology course or courses. First, we present results of pre- and post-course survey of abstract visualization skills used to characterize the range…
Descriptors: Geology, Spatial Ability, Visualization, Pretests Posttests
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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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Clary, Renee M.; Brzusek, Robert F.; Wandersee, James H. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2009
Students in a Landscape Architecture Design 1 course (N = 25) at a research university in the southern US developed design solutions implementing geologic time for an informal education site. Those students who employed abstract metaphors for their designs (n = 8) were more successful than students who proceeded with a linear design construct.…
Descriptors: Architecture, Earth Science, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction
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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
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Libarkin, Julie C.; Kurdziel, Josepha P. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2002
Explains the pros and cons of the qualitative and quantitative research methods and discusses the role of assessment objectives on choosing the research methodologies. Presents an example study. Includes 13 references. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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