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ERIC Number: EJ783214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
GeoJourney: A Field-Based, Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Geology, Native American Cultures, and Environmental Studies
Elkins, Joe; Elkins, Nichole M. L.; Hemmings, Sarah N. J.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n3 p18-28 Jan 2008
GeoJourney is an interdisciplinary field trip in geology, Native American studies, and environmental studies designed for introductory-level undergraduates. The program travels 23,345 kilometers by van to national parks, industrial sites, museums, and Indian reservations in 24 of the United States. During the day, students carry out hands-on projects, field investigations, and hikes. At night, campfire lectures and discussions, along with reading assignments and written exams, enhance the educational experience. Assessment of student conceptual change in the geosciences shows statistically significant improvement beyond that seen in the traditional geoscience classroom setting. (Contains 4 tables and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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