221 What Should Students be Learning in Our Geology Classrooms?

Oral Session
Topical Sessions


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Monday, 6 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 342CF

Dexter Perkins and Karl Wirth
1:30 PM
Instructional Goals, Classroom Activities, and Assessment
Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota; Karl R. Wirth, Macalester College
1:45 PM
Learning about Thinking and Thinking about Learning: Knowledge and Skills for the Growth of Lifelong Learners
Karl R. Wirth, Macalester College; Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota
2:00 PM
Teaching to the Unexpected
Alexandra Moore, Cornell University
2:15 PM
Evaluating Higher Order Thinking Skills in Large General Education Geology Courses for Non-Majors
David Steer, The University of Akron; David McConnell, The University of Akron
2:30 PM
The Utility of Knowledge Surveys in a Culture of Overwork: Design of Introductory Courses That Meet Institutional Educational and Assessment Requirements
Edward Nuhfer, California State University Channel Islands; Steven C. Fleisher, California State University Channel Islands
2:45 PM
Threshold Concepts: Unstuffing the Geoscience Curriculum
Alison Stokes, University of Plymouth; Helen King, Higher Education Consultant; Julie Libarkin, Michigan State University
3:00 PM
Putting the Fun Back in Fundamental Science
Wm. Jay Sims, Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock
3:30 PM
The Impacts of Immersion-Learning Scheduling on the Geoscience Curriculum at the University of Montana Western
Robert C. Thomas, Univ of Montana Western; Sheila M. Roberts, Univ of Montana Western
3:45 PM
Academic Competencies at the Department of Geology, University of Dayton
Andrea M. Koziol, University of Dayton; Allen J. McGrew, University of Dayton
4:00 PM
Learning Science through Inquiry and Experimentation: A Planetary Geology Upward Bound Course for High School Students
Jeffrey J. Gillis-Davis, University of Hawaii; Sarah B. Sherman, University of Hawaii
4:15 PM
Teaching Science Process and Relevance in a Large Introductory Oceanography Class
William A. Prothero Jr, University of California, Santa Barbara
4:30 PM
Teaching Mineralogy to Earth Scientists Using Spiral Learning and Computer Animations
Mickey E. Gunter, University of Idaho; Melinda Darby Dyar, Mount Holyoke College
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