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This page is a portal to an in-depth exploration of integrating student peer review into introductory-level geoscience classes. It includes an introduction to the concept of peer review, reasons and methods for its use, examples of electronic peer review in a geoscience context, and extensive references. This page is part of the larger Starting Point collection. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Starting Point's introduction to Interactive Lectures, and more specifically their use in the entry level geoscience setting. This module on Interactive Lectures has strategies and specific examples of activities to involve students in large and small lecture-based classes. It includes discussions of what interactive lecture is, how and why it is used, and links the user to more specific examples ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This is the home page for some web documents about interactive lecture methods in general, and using classroom electronic voting systems (EVS) in particular. Documents include information regarding interactive lectures, how to use and advice on using EVS, papers written on the subject and other web links. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This is the transcript of a Project Kaleidoscope interview with Gregor Novak. The topic is Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT). Discussion topics include how JiTT was developed and how JiTT uses web-based exercises to foster better personal interaction between students and faculty. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This book description introduces Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT), an engaging methodology that motivates students and promotes science literacy. JiTT allows instructors to use feedback from pre-class assignments to prepare classroom lessons, thereby addressing material on which students have the most questions. There are links to Prentice Hall, other physics textbooks, and ordering information. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site has links to information on Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT), a pedagogical strategy that integrates web-based materials with classroom instruction for an optimized in-class out-of-class learning environment. Links include: What is JiTT, JiTT goals, JiTT resources, JiTT adopters, JiTT impact, and JiTT workshops. There is also info on the JiTT book. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This online workbook was developed for use as a companion to the Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence. It provides recommendations for selecting, evaluating, and producing quality environmental education lesson plans, curricula, and other instructional materials. Key characteristics of the workbook are fairness and accuracy, depth, emphasis on skills, action orientation, instructional ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This report offers ideas and procedures on how to successfully incorporate cooperative learning (CL) in technical and quantitative courses in a way that mutually benefits both instructors and students. These procedures are adapted from a study of engineering students at North Carolina State University. The report gives examples of in and out-of-class exercises and describes a CL case study from a ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This PowerPoint presentation addresses research on the thinking and learning processes of students and how increased knowledge of these processes can be used to structure lectures in a manner that will change the way students learn. It covers methods for course redesign, classroom assessment techniques, levels of learning and goals in general education courses. Among other things, it was found that ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Presentation / Demo
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This Starting Point module is written to assist geoscience faculty who want to start using games to help them teach. It provides information on what Game-Based Learning is, why it is useful, how to make use of it and an annotated list of references and resources about Game-Based Learning. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Module / Unit, Index / Bibliography
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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