274 Geocognition: Researching Student Learning in the Geosciences

Oral Session
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Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 332AD

Helen L. King , Julie Libarkin , Alison Stokes and Anthony D. Feig
1:30 PM
Preservice Elementary Teachers' Conceptual Knowledge of the Earth: Results from the Geoscience Concept Inventory
Heather L. Petcovic, Western Michigan University; Robert J. Ruhf, Western Michigan University
1:45 PM
The Emerging Field of Geocognition
Helen King, Higher Education Consultant; Scott Clark, Michigan State University; Julie Libarkin, Michigan State University; Alison Stokes, University of Plymouth
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
Geoscience Perception: Expert and Novice Experience of Graphs, Outcrops, and Landscapes
Cathryn A. Manduca, Carleton College; Dedre Gentner, Northwestern University; Mark P. Holden, Temple University; Carol J. Ormand, Carleton College; Benjamin Jee, Northwestern University; Bradley B. Sageman, Northwestern Univ; Thomas F. Shipley, Temple University; Basil Tikoff, University of Wisconsin Madison; David H. Uttal, Northwestern University
2:45 PM
Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Geology as a Science
Katrien J. Kraft, Mesa Community College
3:00 PM
Synthesizing Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Project
Kim A. Kastens, Columbia Univ; Cathryn A. Manduca, Carleton College; Cinzia Cervato, Iowa State Univ; Robert Frodeman, Univ of North Texas; Charles Goodwin, University of California at Los Angeles; Lynn S. Liben, Pennsylvania State University; David W. Mogk, Montana State University; Timothy C. Spangler, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; Neil Stillings, Hampshire College; Sarah Titus, Carleton College
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
Students' Conceptions of Rocks and Rock Formation
Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island; Daniel Murray, Univ. of Rhode Island; Jessica J. Smay, San Jose City College
3:45 PM
Phenomenology and Geoscience Education
Anthony D. Feig, Central Michigan University
4:00 PM
The Relationship Between Students' Confidence and Conceptual Understanding of Plate Tectonics
Julie Libarkin, Michigan State University; Scott Clark, Michigan State University
4:15 PM
Multisensory Experiences with Stromatolites in Field and Laboratory: Geocognitive Effects
James H. Wandersee, Louisiana State University; Renee M. Clary, Mississippi State University
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