The Case for a Cooperative Studio Classroom: Teaching Petrology in a Different Way
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NOTE: This file size is large, 16.52 mb. This article describes one educator's attempts to modify his Petrology course, changing the lab-lecture format to one that emphasizes studio and cooperative learning. The goals of the changes are to improve student learning by covering a smaller number of topics in greater depth, deemphasize knowledge-based learning and emphasize development of higher order thinking skills (comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation), and help students develop good habits of the mind and fundamental skills useful for lifelong learning. The reformatted course requires that students take more responsibility for their learning.
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DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-162
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Publisher: National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE)
Author: Dexter Perkins
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
University of North Dakota