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Soil science education is lacking in terms of accommodations for persons with disabilities to the extent that these individuals are often excluded from soil science activities in school, and from careers in the discipline. This article describes a study whose goal was to develop accommodations to the soils protocols currently being used in the GLOBE (Global Learning Observations to Benefit the Environment) ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Soil science
 
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This article describes an optional recitation course that was developed to supplement a traditionally taught lecture-plus-laboratory course in soil science. Popular, competitive games that would be familiar to students were revised to be "soils-based" and were employed in the recitation class. These games were seen as a potential means to use knowledge in an atypical fashion while at the same time ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Soil science
 
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At most land-grant universities in the United States, Introduction to Soil Science is traditionally taught using a combination of lecture and laboratory formats. To promote engagement, improve comprehension, and enhance retention of content by students, the authors of this text developed a problem-based learning (PBL) introductory soil science course. Students work in groups to solve five real-life ... Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice, Soil science
 
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This article describes a study in which researchers evaluated responses from students with different learning styles to the use of computer technology as a supplemental tool in teaching soil erosion concepts. The students participated in an online lesson on soil erosion and were tested before and after the lesson. They also completed two assessment tools, the Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG) ... Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice, Soil science
 
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This article describes GLOBE, Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, a K-12 environmental education program supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The GLOBE program was introduced to teachers in a series of inservice workshops at Southeastern ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Educational theory and practice, Geology, Hydrology, Soil science
 
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