Session No. 317
Wednesday, 30 October 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center Room 405

T116. Climate Literacy: Research and Evaluation Results from Informal and Formal Climate Education Efforts

National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division; Climate Literacy Network

 

Anne Gold and Karen McNeal, Advocates
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Start Time
 
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
STUDENT CONCEPTIONS’ OF THE EARTH’S CLIMATE SYSTEM AND THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT
SHEPARDSON, Daniel P., Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, 100 N. University St, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098, dshep@purdue.edu
8:25 AM
HELPING TO IMPROVE NON-SCIENCE STUDENTS’ CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT
MILLER, Heather, Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University, One Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401, millehea@gvsu.edu, LIBARKIN, Julie C., Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 288 Farm Ln, 206 Natural Science Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1115, THOMAS, Stephen, Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 206 Natural Science Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, and SPADAFORE, Joseph, Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University, One Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49426
8:40 AM
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ MENTAL MODELS OF THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT:  A COMPARISON OF TWO LEARNING ACTIVITIES IN MOVING STUDENTS TOWARD EXPERT THINKING
HARRIS, Sara, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada, sharris@eos.ubc.ca and GOLD, Anne, Cooperative Institute of Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80303
8:55 AM
THE ROLE OF A NEW RESEARCH-BASED ASSESSMENT TOOL IN IDENTIFYING MISCONCEPTIONS AND DETECTING CONCEPTUAL CHANGE IN UNDERGRADUATE LEARNERS
MORROW, Cherilynn Ann, Aspen Global Change Institute, 321 Candler St, Atlanta, GA 30307, cmorrow@agci.org, KATZENBERGER, John, Aspen Global Change Institute, 104 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621, MONSAAS, Judy, Evaluation and Assessment, University System of Georgia, Atlanta, GA 30303, and AFOLABI, Comfort, Professional Standards Commission, Atlanta, GA 30303
9:15 AM
ASSESSING UNDERGRADUATE CONTENT KNOWLEDGE AND MISCONCEPTIONS IN A NON-MAJOR CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE COURSE
LYNDS, Susan1, LINDSTROM, Scott S.2, LAZZARA, Matthew A.2, and HARKEY, Monica K.2, (1) Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, UCB 449, Boulder, CO 80309-0449, susan.lynds@colorado.edu, (2) Department of Physical Sciences, Madison Area Technical College, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704
 
9:30 AM
Break
9:45 AM
OPTIMIZING THE AFFECTIVE DOMAIN DURING TEACHING AND LEARNING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IN AN UNDERGRADUATE GEOLOGY COURSE
MCNEAL, Karen S., Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, karen.mcneal@ncsu.edu and TIPTON, Jamie, Geosciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762
10:00 AM
CLIMATE OF CHANGE: PROMOTING CLIMATE LITERACY THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF DATA-DRIVEN INSTRUCTIONAL MODULES FOR UNDERGRADUATES
WALKER, Becca, Department of Earth Sciences and Astronomy, Mt. San Antonio College, 1100 N. Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789, rwalker@mtsac.edu, FADEM, Cynthia M., Department of Geology, Earlham College, 801 National Rd W, Richmond, IN 47374, SHELLITO, Cindy, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, 501 20th St, Campus Box 100, Greeley, CO 80639, and STEER, David, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-4101
10:15 AM
CLIMATE SCIENCE 101: AN INSPIRING CLIMATE EDUCATION EXCELLENCE (ICEE) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
MORRISON, Deb, School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80305, educator.deb@gmail.com, BUHR, Susan M., Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, and KELLAGHER, Emily, CIRES Education and Outreach, University of Colorado, Research Laboratory 2, UCB 449, 1540 30th St, Boulder, CO 80309-0449
10:30 AM
LEARNING FROM EVIDENCE IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
DAUER, Jenny M., School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE 68583-0961, jennymariedauer@gmail.com and ANDERSON, Charles W., Teacher Education, Michigan State University, 620 FARM LN ROOM 319A, East Lansing, MI 48824
10:45 AM
GRAPPLING WITH GLOBAL CHANGE: THE PEDAGOGICAL CHALLENGE OF THE 21ST CENTURY  
MCCAFFREY, Mark1, BERBECO, Minda1, WHITE, Lisa D.2, and STUHLSATZ, Molly3, (1) National Center for Science Education, Oakland, CA 94609, mccaffrey@ncse.com, (2) University of California, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA 94720-4780, (3) BSCS, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
 
11:05 AM
Concluding Remarks
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