Session No. 26 Monday, November 5, 2001

8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Hynes Convention Center: 302
T81. Strategies for Promoting Active Learning in Large Entry-Level Courses
R. Heather Macdonald and Richard Yuretich, Presiding
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26-08:00 AM "GREAT QUESTION, SARAH"--CONNECTING WITH YOUR STUDENTS IN YOUR LARGE LECTURE COURSE: CHERNICOFF, Stan, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Univ of Washington, Seattle, Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195, sechern@u.washington.edu.
26-08:15 AM ACTIVE LEARNING IN A LARGE-CLASS SETTING: VEROSUB, Kenneth L., Geology Department, Univ of California, Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, verosub@geology.ucdavis.edu.
26-08:30 AM INCORPORATING INQUIRY-BASED TEACHING STRATEGIES INTO A LARGE ENTRY-LEVEL GEOSCIENCE COURSE: VAJOCZKI, Susan, EYLES, Carolyn H., and UPSDELL, Brynn, School of Geography and Geology, McMaster Univ, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 2K1, Canada, vajoczki@mcmaster.ca
26-08:45 AM ACTIVE LEARNING IN A LARGE AUDITORIUM INVOLVING MULTIMEDIA, FRIENDS AND FAMILY: THE TORNADO EXAMPLE: ABBOTT, Patrick L. and ROBINSON, Kevin L., Geological Sciences, San Diego State Univ, San Diego, CA 92182-1020, pabbott@geology.sdsu.edu
26-09:00 AM QUESTIONS, STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROJECTS TO PROMOTE ACTIVE LEARNING IN INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCES COURSE AT EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY: CASCADDEN, Tracey E., Earth Sciences, Emporia State Univ, Departments of Physical Sciences, Box 4030, 1200 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS 66801, cascaddt@emporia.edu.
26-09:15 AM STRATIGIES FOR INVOLVING STUDENTS IN A LARGE INTRODUCTORY COURSE: THOMAS, John J., Geology Department, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, jthomas@skidmore.edu, KIRK, Karin B., Earth Sciences, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT 59717, and MARSELLA, Kimberly A., Department of Geosciences, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
26-09:30 AM TEXTBOOK AND LECTURE TOOLS FOR PROMOTING LEARNING IN PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: SMITH, Gary A. and PUN, Aurora, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Univ of New Mexico, Northrop Hall, Albuquerque, NM 87131, gsmith@unm.edu
26-09:45 AM INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES THAT DEVELOP STUDENTS' PROBLEM-SOLVING, QUANTITATIVE, AND VERBAL SKILLS IN LARGE GEOSCIENCE CLASSES: MACDONALD, R. H., HANCOCK, G. S., and BAILEY, C. M., Department of Geology, College of William and Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, rhmacd@wm.edu
26-010:00 AM COLLABORATIVE EXERCISES THAT PROMOTE HIGHER-ORDER THINKING SKILLS IN ENTRY-LEVEL GEOLOGY COURSES: MCCONNELL, David A., Department of Geology, Univ of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-4101, dam6@uakron.edu and STEER, David N., Geology, Univ of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-4101
26-010:15 AM COMBINING TECHNOLOGY, GROUP LEARNING, HANDS-ON ACTIVIITES AND MULTIMEDIA TO PROMOTE ACTIVE LEARNING IN LARGE ENROLLMENT GEOSCIENCE COURSES: MYERS, James D. and MCCLURG, James E., Geology and Geophysics, Univ of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, magma@uwyo.edu
26-010:30 AM COOPERATIVE EXAMINATIONS IN LARGE CLASSES: AN EXAMPLE FROM OCEANOGRAPHY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS: YURETICH, Richard F., Department of Geosciences, Univ Massachusetts - Amherst, Morrill Science Center, 611 N. Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01003-5820, yuretich@geo.umass.edu and LECKIE, R. Mark, Geosciences, Univ of Massachusetts, Morrill Science Center, Amherst, MA 01003
26-010:45 AM CHARTING THE COURSE: USING FLOW CHARTS TO ILLUSTRATE THE CONNECTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN GEOLOGY: SCHWIMMER, Reed A., Department of Geological and Marine Sciences, Rider Univ, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, rschwimmer@rider.edu.
26-011:00 AM SHORT REFLECTIVE WRITING ASSIGNMENTS TO STIMULATE STUDENT INTEREST AND LEARNING: VERDONCK, David, Natural Science and Mathematics, Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY 14478, dverdonck@stny.rr.com.
26-011:15 AM EARTH 101 NATURAL DISASTERS: HOLLYWOOD VS. REALITY: WHITLOCK, Jaime S, Geosciences, Penn State Univ, 540 Deike Bldg, University Park, PA 16802, jmewhit@geodyn.psu.edu and FURLONG, Kevin P, Geosciences, Penn State Univ, 542 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802
26-011:30 AM USING A MOCK TRIAL TO DEVELOP SCIENTIFIC LITERACY AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN AN INTRODUCTORY ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY COURSE: RHODES, Amy Larson, Dept. of Geology, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, arhodes@science.smith.edu.
26-011:45 AM SCIENCE SEMESTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE: INTEGRATED INQUIRY- AND PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING APPROACH TO IMPROVE THE SCIENCE UNDERSTANDING OF FUTURE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TEACHERS: MADSEN, John1, FIFIELD, Steve2, ALLEN, Deborah2, SHIPMAN, Harry3, BRICKHOUSE, Nancy4, FORD, Danielle4, and DAGHER, Zoubeida4, (1) Department of Geology, Univ of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, jmadsen@udel.edu, (2) Department of Biological Sciences, Univ of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, (3) Department of Physics and Astronomy, Univ of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, (4) School of Education, Univ of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

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