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Walton, Gabriel – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Technical writing skills are widely considered to be critical for geologists and engineers. Iterative practice with technical writing throughout the undergraduate curriculum represents a common mode by which students develop their skills. The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of an iterative practice and feedback model in the…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Engineering Education
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Van Boening, Angela M.; Riggs, Eric M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Gestures are physical manifestations of cognitive processes. Geology students often use gestures to describe geologic features and processes. The gestures allow students to convey 3- and 4-dimensional information about the rocks. Studying and characterizing these gestures can be useful in understanding students' learning processes; however,…
Descriptors: Geology, Nonverbal Communication, Cognitive Science, Learning Processes
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Huguet, Carme; Pearse, Jillian; Noè, Leslie F.; Valencia, Diego M.; Ruiz, Nataly Castillo; Heredia, Alexa Jimenez; Avedaño, Mónica Andrea Patiño – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
A collaboration between geoscience professors and pedagogic and technical support experts at Universidad de los Andes led to a teaching innovation, as part of a project entitled GEOC-SENSE. GEOC-SENSE was based on the use of active pedagogy techniques aided by information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve motivation and acquisition…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Motivation, Cooperation, Technical Support
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Pallant, Amy; Lee, Hee-Sun; Pryputniewicz, Sarah – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Incorporating scientific uncertainty as part of science teaching means acknowledging that there may be incomplete or potentially limited scientific information when scientists draw conclusions. In the geosciences, scientists routinely make inferences about the Earth based on observations of the present, and test those observations against…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Ambiguity (Context), Science Process Skills, Persuasive Discourse
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Littrell, Megan K.; Okochi, Christine; Gold, Anne U.; Leckey, Erin; Tayne, Kelsey; Lynds, Susan; Williams, Valerie; Wise, Sarah – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
The Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) is an informal, place-based science program designed to engage middle and high school students from underserved groups in learning and communicating about impacts of climate change on their communities. This student-driven experience involves identifying a local environmental challenge, researching the topic, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Place Based Education, Climate, Informal Education
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Trott, Carlie D.; Sample McMeeking, Laura B.; Bowker, Cheryl L.; Boyd, Kathryn J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Undergraduate research experiences (UREs) have been shown to facilitate students' pursuit of graduate studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, including geoscience. Less is known about why or how UREs have a lasting impact on participants, particularly through graduate school and into careers.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Earth Science, Program Effectiveness
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Bush, Paige; Mattox, Stephen – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Attracting more students to the geosciences is imperative. We have an excellent opportunity to model an inclusive community, with hundreds of thousands of students passing through introductory college courses each year. A previous study documented gender and racial bias in physical geology textbooks. Six texts were reexamined to determine any…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Textbooks
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Davenport, Casey E.; French, Adam J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
The Fundamentals in Meteorology Inventory (FMI) concept inventory exam was recently developed to gauge understanding of fundamental meteorological concepts among introductory meteorology students. The exam was iteratively tested and refined over several years using a small sample of students. With a goal of evaluating the reliability and validity…
Descriptors: Meteorology, Science Tests, Fundamental Concepts, Test Validity
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Kortz, Karen M.; Cardace, Dawn; Savage, Brian – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Although field and research experiences have been shown to help retain students in the geosciences, there is less known about how and why this is the case. We created a field-based research experience for five students with a range of backgrounds and prior experiences. We used mixed methods case study research to identify affect-related…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Student Research, Persistence, Intention
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Núñez, Anne-Marie; Rivera, Jessica; Hallmark, Tyler – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Geosciences remains one of the least diverse science disciplines. Recent efforts in the discipline have aimed to address leadership, organizational, and structural factors to increase engagement of diverse participants. As these efforts expand, it is important to recognize the interrelated roles of distinctive social identities in affecting…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Disproportionate Representation, Diversity, Access to Education
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Riihimaki, Catherine A.; Viskupic, Karen – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
The call to improve undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can be answered by undergraduate faculty modifying their course content and teaching methods to generate better student outcomes. The National Geoscience Faculty Survey--administered in 2004, 2009, 2012, and 2016--provides evidence that the vast…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Science Teachers, Earth Science, College Science
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Hepworth, Katherine; Ivey, Cesunica E.; Canon, Chelsea; Holmes, Heather A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
An interdisciplinary undergraduate atmospheric science modeling course was cotaught at a midsize public university by three professors from atmospheric science, statistics, and design using a blended learning approach. The in-class portion of the course taught upper-level students numerical weather prediction modeling and statistical evaluation…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Blended Learning, Data
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Scribner, Emily D.; Harris, Sara E. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
The Mineralogy Concept Inventory (MCI) is a statistically validated 18-question assessment that can be used to measure learning gains in introductory mineralogy courses. Development of the MCI was an iterative process involving expert consultation, student interviews, assessment deployment, and statistical analysis. Experts at the two universities…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mineralogy, Introductory Courses, Science Tests
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Kastens, Kim A.; Zrada, Melissa; Turrin, Margie – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Question-asking is a necessary step towards formulating hypotheses, making decisions, and solving problems, and is Practice #1 in the Next Generation Science Standards. To improve question-asking, educators and researchers need a way to categorize and evaluate students' questions, so as to judge whether an intervention has been effective. We…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Problem Solving, Data Collection, Visualization
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Martindale, Rowan C.; Weiss, Anna M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Incorporating games in teaching can help students retain material and become innovative problem solvers through engagement and enjoyment. Here we describe a new board game, "Taphonomy: Dead and Fossilized," and its use as an active learning tool (material available at doi: 10.18738/T8/NQV2CU). The educational objective is to teach the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Science Education, Paleontology, Undergraduate Students
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