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An effective undergraduate mineralogy course provides students with a familiarity and understanding of minerals that is necessary for studying the Earth. This paper describes a strategy for integrating the disparate topics covered in a mineralogy course and for presenting them in a way that facilitates an understanding of mineralogy that enables students to apply it in subsequent courses and research. ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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Teaching methods that are often recommended to improve the learning environment in college science courses include cooperative learning, adding inquiry-based activities to traditional lectures, and engaging students in projects or investigations. Two questions often surround these efforts: 1) can these methods be used in large classes; and 2) how do we know that they are increasing student learning? ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Physical oceanography
 
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This article points out that many content- or skill-based labs can be revised to explicitly involve the scientific method by asking students to propose hypotheses before making observations. Labs in which this method has been successfully applied include skill-building labs such as topographic map labs, content-based labs involving experiments with models, and field labs. Because these labs force ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology
 
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This article describes an interactive game that can be used in conjunction with traditional laboratory work, group discussions, student presentations, and writing exercises. It provides an enjoyable and motivating dimension to a university seminar/lab course in Historical Geology and Paleontology. A simple spelling-bee-type game evolves over ten weeks into a room-sized board game based on the geologic ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Paleontology
 
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During the summer of 1999, a new type of field course was taught in five of eastern Utah's National Parks and Monuments. It targeted a combination of university undergraduates and K-12 teachers, emphasized development of participants' problem-solving skills, and assessed the effectiveness of several non-traditional teaching methods. The course's primary goal was to teach participants to develop and ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology
 
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This report raises the question of whether accreditation may be coming to the geology discipline, and attempts to quantify the positions on accreditation of academic department heads/chairs. The study makes a distinction between institutional and specialized (or disciplinary) accreditation and explores attitudes toward both types. Results of the analysis are presented with a discussion of two methods ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Geology, Policy issues
 
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The "Where are We?" software and lessons are designed to help children in grades two through four learn to "translate" between the visually-perceived world that they sense around them, and the schematic representation of that landscape on a map. Field-based tests were developed to examine students' ability to absorb information in the real world and to transfer it onto a map and, conversely, the ability ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Human geography, Physical geography
 
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Liberal arts colleges have in recent years placed an increasing emphasis on research. This article presents the results of a survey in which national liberal arts colleges were ranked based on publications in journals listed in the GeoRef Bibliographic Database. The results indicate that research is highly concentrated among a few of these colleges and has increased substantially over time. The rate ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Policy issues
 
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This article describes a multifaceted curriculum for use in earth science classes from secondary school to undergraduate level. The centerpiece of the curriculum is a project-based investigation of greenhouse warming that can be conducted during one or more lab sessions using off-the-shelf materials. This process provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the climate ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Journal article
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Policy issues
 
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This interactive internet exercise engages students in cooperative library and web research on a controversial topic in science (and ethics), specifically the cloning of extinct forms of life. To debate the many complex issues embedded in this topic, students have to apply knowledge acquired from a variety of sources about dinosaurs, their evolutionary history, diversity, distribution, physiology, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Paleontology
 
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