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ERIC Number: EJ1163994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1089-9995
A Model for Enabling an Effective Outcome-Oriented Communication between the Scientific and Educational Communities
Ledley, Tamara Shapiro; Taber, Michael R.; Lynds, Susan; Domenico, Ben; Dahlman, LuAnn
Journal of Geoscience Education, v60 n3 p257-267 Aug 2012
Traditionally, there has been a large gap between the scientific and educational communities in terms of communication, which hinders the transfer of new scientific knowledge to teachers and students and the understanding of each other's needs and capabilities. In this paper, we describe a workshop model we have developed to facilitate communication, enriching and enlightening those immediately involved and can be successfully implemented as part of any outreach activity, whether the scientific/technical or educational community initiates it. The workshop model is composed of preworkshop, workshop, and postworkshop elements that strategically scaffold the participants' experience through extended cross-community breakout and networking time. This model has enabled deeper understanding in each community of the other's needs, and in many cases has resulted in a concrete outcome in the form of an online Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter that can be used effectively in educational contexts beyond the workshop participants.
National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Carleton College W-SERC, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057. Tel: 540-568-6675; Fax: 540-568-8058; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: EAR0305058; EAR0305074; EAR0305045; EAR0623136