2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 159
Sunday, 5 October 2008: 1:30 PM-4:45 PM

Geoscience Education II: Best Practices for Teaching Geoscience


Paul E. Baldauf, Iris Totten and Anne Ewing Rassios, Chairs
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1:30 PM
The Impact of Ability Grouping In Introductory Geology Labs
TOTTEN, Iris and BOSCO, Kim, Department of Geology, Kansas State University, 108 Thompson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, itotten@ksu.edu, itotten@ksu.edu
1:45 PM
Teaching Geosciences: Putting Theory to Practice
REID, Leslie F.1, WEIBLE, Julie2 and NICHOLLS, Jim W.1, (1)Dept. of Geoscience, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada, (2)Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada, lfreid@ucalgary.ca, lfreid@ucalgary.ca
2:00 PM
Improving the Public Understanding of Science
SCOTCHMOOR, Judith G.1, LINDBERG, David R.1, CALDWELL, Roy L.1, O'GRADY, Richard2, HEHN, Jack3 and ALLISON, M. Lee4, (1)Museum of Paleontology, University of California, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building #4780, Berkeley, CA 95476, (2)American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1444 I Street, NW ยท Suite 200, Washington DC, 20005, (3)American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843, (4)COPUS, Arizona Geological Survey, 416 W. Congress, #100, Tucson, AZ 85701-1381, jscotch@berkeley.edu, jscotch@berkeley.edu
2:15 PM
A Civil Action and Global Warming; Are They Related? An Example for Developing Integrative Studies Curriculum
SVITANA, Kevin, Department of Life and Earth Science, Otterbein College, One Otterbein College, Westerville, OH 43081 and BAIR, E. Scott, Geological Sciences, Ohio State Univ, 275 Mendenhall Laboratory, Columbus, OH 43210, ksvitana@otterbein.edu, ksvitana@otterbein.edu
2:30 PM
Inquiry-Based Strategies for Teaching Earth Science In a Nontraditional Teacher Education Program
BALDAUF, Paul E., Bachelor's of Science, Union Institute & University, Venture Center, Suite 102, North Miami Beach, FL 33612-1746, pbaldauf@tui.edu, pbaldauf@tui.edu
2:45 PM
New Models for Geoscience Workforce Preparation: Curriculum Reform, Shifting Faculty Work, and Entrenched Academic Organizational Structures
HERBERT, Bruce E., Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX 77843-3115, herbert@geo.tamu.edu, herbert@geo.tamu.edu
3:00 PM
Bermuda; An International Venue for Undergraduate Geological Research
RUEGER, Bruce F., Department of Geology, Colby College, 5806 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901-8858, bfrueger@colby.edu, bfrueger@colby.edu
3:15 PM
A Course of One's Own: Issues, Challenges, and Resources for Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Early Career Faculty
MACDONALD, R. Heather, Department of Geology, College of William and Mary, PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187, ALLEN-KING, Richelle M., Geology, SUNY Buffalo, 876 Natural Science Complex, Buffalo, NY 14260, DUNBAR, Robyn Wright, Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-3087, MANDUCA, Cathryn A., Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, 1 North College St, Northfield, MN 55057 and ORMAND, Carol J., Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057, rhmacd@wm.edu, rhmacd@wm.edu
3:30 PM
The Aliakmon Legacy Project, Greece: International Initiative to Document a Plate Tectonic "type" Locality
RASSIOS, Anne Ewing, Kozani Branch, Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Lefkovrisi, Kozani, 50100, Greece, blather@gre.forthnet.gr, blather@gre.forthnet.gr
3:45 PM
WNMU's Successful Approach to Teaching Geology Online
HARDER, Vicki M., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 West University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968 and DOWSE, Mary E., Department of Natural Sciences, Western New Mexico University, P. O. Box 680, Silver City, NM 88062, vmharder@utep.edu, vmharder@utep.edu
4:00 PM
Methods Used to Improve the Scaffolding and Clarity of Introductory Geoscience Lecture Tutorials
SMAY, Jessica J., Department of Physical Sciences, San Jose City College, 2100 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128 and KORTZ, Karen M., Physics Department, Community College of Rhode Island, 1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865, jessica.jager@sjcc.edu, jessica.jager@sjcc.edu
4:15 PM
Rookie Earth Science Teaching Triumphs and Tragedies at the University of Northern Iowa
HEINZEL, Chad and KREMAN, Drew, Earth Science, The University of Northern Iowa, Latham Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, chad.heinzel@uni.edu, chad.heinzel@uni.edu
4:30 PM
K-12 Teacher as An NSF RET (Research Experience for Teachers) Participant in the NSF INTERFACE (Interdisciplinary alliance for digital Field data Acquisition and Exploration) Facility at UT-Dallas
ALVARADO, Iris, Dept. of GeoSciences, University of Texas- Dallas, 800, West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080, ALFARHAN, Mohammed, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75083, WHITE, Lionel, Department of Geosciences, Univ of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75083-0688 and AIKEN, Carlos, Department of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2601 North Floyd Road, Richardson, TX 75083, iriscuatro@yahoo.com, iriscuatro@yahoo.com