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Van Boening, Angela M.; Riggs, Eric M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Gestures are physical manifestations of cognitive processes. Geology students often use gestures to describe geologic features and processes. The gestures allow students to convey 3- and 4-dimensional information about the rocks. Studying and characterizing these gestures can be useful in understanding students' learning processes; however,…
Descriptors: Geology, Nonverbal Communication, Cognitive Science, Learning Processes
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Trott, Carlie D.; Sample McMeeking, Laura B.; Bowker, Cheryl L.; Boyd, Kathryn J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Undergraduate research experiences (UREs) have been shown to facilitate students' pursuit of graduate studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, including geoscience. Less is known about why or how UREs have a lasting impact on participants, particularly through graduate school and into careers.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Earth Science, Program Effectiveness
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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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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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Gilbert, Lisa A.; Gross, Deborah S.; Kreutz, Karl J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Grand challenges such as energy, water, and food scarcity limit our growing population's ability to live sustainably on Earth. Such complex societal challenges, which interconnect many human and natural systems, will require today's students to apply approaches that go beyond simple cause and effect. To help instructors teach students how to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Al-Ismaily, Said S.; Kacimov, Anvar R.; Al-Maktoumi, Ali K.; Al-Busaidi, Hamad A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Revising standard structured academic programs by incorporating research throughout the curriculum is a modern trend at universities worldwide. There are numerous publications on inquiry-based learning (IBL) in individual courses, but few provide evidence both of success at the program level and of synergy in the teaching--research nexus. Our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Direct Instruction, Inquiry
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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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Cooper, Jessica; Jabanoski, Kristen; Kaplan, Marlene – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Undergraduate research is a highly valued and increasingly critical component of STEM undergraduate education, as it is a key strategy in effective student development (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2017; Science Education Alliance, 2017). However, there is little evidence on the long-term education and career impacts…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education, Earth Science
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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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Pugh, Kevin J.; Phillips, Michael M.; Sexton, Julie M.; Bergstrom, Cassendra M.; Riggs, Eric M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Women are underrepresented in many undergraduate geoscience programs. Some departments are more successful at recruiting and retaining female students than others. To understand why, we investigated potential differences between more and less successful geoscience departments in terms of social support, institutional supports, institutional…
Descriptors: Females, Undergraduate Students, Student Recruitment, Earth Science
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Jackson, Danielle; Kaveh, Haydeh; Victoria, Judith; Walker, Andy; Bursztyn, Natalie – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Studies have consistently documented that introductory geoscience students struggle with visualizing features presented on topographic maps. This is a problem that has the potential to increase in a digital age when engagement with maps consists primarily of GPS navigation via smartphones. Since the first augmented reality (AR) sandbox in 2012,…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Science Activities
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Atchison, Christopher L.; Marshall, Anita M.; Collins, Trevor D. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
This article presents a multiple case study exploring the emergence of inclusive learning communities within geoscience field courses designed to enable the active participation of students with disabilities. The purpose is to reflect on the outcomes of three distinct projects and consider what lessons can be drawn from them to help promote and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Communities of Practice, Earth Science, Students with Disabilities
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