175 Teaching and Learning about Complex Earth Systems: Effective Strategies in Undergraduate Classrooms and Teacher Development Programs

Oral Session
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Sunday, 5 October 2008: 1:30 PM-4:45 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 342CF

Karen McNeal and Bruce Herbert
1:30 PM
Developing Student Understanding of Complex Earth Systems. A Critical Review
Bruce E. Herbert, Texas A&M Univ; Karen McNeal, Mississippi State University
1:45 PM
Causality In Complex Systems: The Role of Pattern Recognition
Federica Raia, City College of New York of CUNY
2:00 PM
Earth Systems Do Not Evolve to Equilibrium
Lynn S. Fichter, James Madison University; S.J Whitmeyer, James Madison University; E.J. Pyle, James Madison University
2:15 PM
Missing Connections in Student Conceptions of Global Change
Samuel L. Rossman, Michigan State University; Julie C. Libarkin, Michigan State University; Scott K. Clark, Michigan State University
2:30 PM
A Novel Conceptual Methodology for Teaching and Learning Dynamic Processes In the Geological Sciences
Scott K. Clark, Michigan State University; Merle Heidemann, Michigan State University; Julie C. Libarkin, Michigan State University; Duncan F. Sibley, Michigan State University
3:00 PM
An Interactive Tool for Incoming Solar Radiation Demonstrations
Scott Werts, Winthrop University; Linda Hinnov, Johns Hopkins Univ
3:15 PM
The Use of Internet-Based GIS Resources to Increase Conceptual Understanding of Hydrologic Systems In Low-Income, Middle School Students
Sarah Radencic, Mississippi State University; Karen McNeal, Mississippi State University
3:30 PM
Student Responses and Attitudes Concerning the Use of Physical Models in a Large Classroom Environment
Kyle Gray, The University of Akron; David N. Steer, The University of Akron; Katharine Owens, The University of Akron; David A. McConnell, The University of Akron; Catharine Knight, The University of Akron
3:45 PM
A Quantitative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Directed Discovery Teaching Methods and Weekly Quizzes in a Standardized Introductory Earth Science Laboratory Course
Julia Gail Johnston, Mississippi State University; Brenda E. Kirkland, Mississippi State University; Jamie Dyer, Mississippi State University
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