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Service-Learning Practice in Upper Division Geoscience Courses: Bridging Undergraduate Learning, Teaching, and Research
This article describes the use of service-learning practice in geoscience courses taught at the University of Connecticut. The stated objectives for instituting this practice are: to foster student interest in earth sciences through community service; to enhance university outreach through interactions with communities; to enhance students' learning ability by applying course knowledge to real-world problems; and to encourage the student-centered learning process and team-work as cooperative learning. Favorable responses from both students and local community leaders show that service-learning is an effective way to improve geological undergraduate learning.
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  • Graduate / Professional
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DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-140
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Publisher: National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE)
http://www.nagt.org/nagt/jge/index.html

Author: Lanbo Liu
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Connecticut

Author: Anthony R. Philpotts
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Connecticut

Author: Norman H. Gray
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Connecticut