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. 311
Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Geoscience Education III: Research on Learning in the Geosciences


Alison Stokes, Daniel Murray and Kevin Svitana, Chairs
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Start Time
1:30 PM
“It's An Experience You Will Never Forget”: Qualifying the Link Between Fieldwork and the Affective Domain
STOKES, Alison and MAGNIER, Kirsty, Experiential Learning Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), University of Plymouth, 3-15 Endsleigh Place, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom, ajstokes@plymouth.ac.uk, ajstokes@plymouth.ac.uk
1:45 PM
Refocusing the Revolution: A New Research Agenda for Geoscience Education
LEWIS, Elizabeth B., Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, Arizona State University, 203H Payne Hall, Tempe, AZ 85282, Elizabeth.B.Lewis@asu.edu, Elizabeth.B.Lewis@asu.edu
2:00 PM
Patterns, Predictions, and the Fossil Record: Key to the Public Understanding of Common Descent
MILLER, Keith B., Department of Geology, Kansas State University, 108 Thompson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, kbmill@ksu.edu, kbmill@ksu.edu
2:15 PM
A Coprolitic Vision for Paleontology Education
CLARY, Renee M., Geosciences, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 1705, Mississippi State, MS 39762 and WANDERSEE, James H., Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice, Louisiana State University, 223F Peabody Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, rclary@geosci.msstate.edu, rclary@geosci.msstate.edu
2:30 PM
Using An Achievement Motivation Model to Understand the Affective and Cognitive Benefits of Cooperative Mineralogy Exams
SROGI, LeeAnn, Department of Geology/Astronomy, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383, FUHRMAN, Miriam, Rock Solid Testing Services, Carlsbad, CA 92011, HUSMAN, Jenefer, Division of Psychology in Education; Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0611, KRAFT, Katrien J. van der Hoeven, Physical Science Department, Mesa Community College at Red Mountain, 7110 East McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ 85207 and SEMKEN, Steven, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404, lsrogi@wcupa.edu, lsrogi@wcupa.edu
2:45 PM
Research Opportunities In Extensional Dynamics for US Undergraduate and Graduate Geosciences Students In Western Turkey
CATLOS, Elizabeth J., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX 78712, ÇEMEN, Ibrahim, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 and ESTELLA, Atekwana, School of Geology, Oklahoma State Univ, 105 Noble Research Center, Stillwater, OK 74078, icemen@as.ua.edu, icemen@as.ua.edu
3:00 PM
Earth System Science Informal Educator Professional Development
BUCKLER, Carlyn and ROSS, Robert M., Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, csb36@cornell.edu, csb36@cornell.edu
3:15 PM
Small-Scale Research Projects as a Means of Teaching Geological Techniques to Undergraduate Students
HAYWICK, Douglas W., Earth Sciences, University of South Alabama, LSCB 136, Mobile, AL 36688-0002, dhaywick@jaguar1.usouthal.edu, dhaywick@jaguar1.usouthal.edu
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
Teaching and Learning Cladistics
KORTZ, Karen, Physics Department, Community College of Rhode Island, 1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865, FASTOVSKY, David, Department of Geosciences, Univ of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881-0807, MURRAY, Daniel P., Department of Geosciences, Univ. of Rhode Island, 337 Woodward Hall, Kingston, RI 02881 and SMAY, Jessica J., Department of Physical Sciences, San Jose City College, 2100 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128, dpmurray@uri.edu, dpmurray@uri.edu
4:00 PM
Plutons and Porphyroblasts: Developing a Collaborative Student Research Program in Hardrock Geology
LACKEY, Jade Star, Department of Geology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711, JadeStar.Lackey@pomona.edu, JadeStar.Lackey@pomona.edu
4:15 PM
Changes In Student Attitudes after Completing a Year of Introductory Geology Courses
STEMPIEN, Jennifer A., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2200 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80309, stempienj@gmail.com, stempienj@gmail.com
4:30 PM
Embedding Research Principles Early in a Geology Curriculum
WULFF, Andrew, Dept. of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #31066, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066, andrew.wulff@wku.edu, andrew.wulff@wku.edu
4:45 PM
Does Earth and Ocean Sciences Change How Students See the World? Assessing How Earth and Ocean Sciences Courses Affect Student Attitudes
KENNEDY, Ben, Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, 8140, New Zealand, GILLEY, Brett, Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2020, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada and FRAPPE, Tom Pierre, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada, bgilley@eos.ubc.ca, bgilley@eos.ubc.ca
5:00 PM
Atmospheric Balloon Studies: A Collaboration Between Minority and Traditional Undergraduate and Graduate Institutions
AUSTIN, S.1, JOHNSON, L.1, LEFER, B.2, MORRIS, G.3, MORRIS, P.A.4 and WALTER, D.K.5, (1)Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY 11225, (2)Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, (3)Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383, (4)University of Houston-Downtown, 1 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, (5)South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC 29117, blefer@uh.edu, blefer@uh.edu
5:15 PM
A Recipe for Successful Online Geoscience Courses
DILLIARD, Kelly, Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Wayne State College, 1111 Main St, Wayne, NE 68787, kelly.dilliard@usd.edu, kelly.dilliard@usd.edu