Journal of Geoscience Education

Peer reviewed journal focusing on pedagogy, assessment, and philosophy of teaching and learning about the geosciences.

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 4, November

Conceptions of Tornado Wind Speed and Land Surface Interactions among Undergraduate Students in Nebraska
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUNDStudy Overview and GoalsWe conducted an exploratory study with the goal to discover undergraduate conceptions of the relative importance of the atmosphere and land surface in determining tornado behavior and local risk. Knowledge...
Is There a Better Model for Promotion and Tenure Preparation and Evaluation of Geoscience Education Researchers in Geoscience Departments?
The need to support and strengthen the geoscience education research (GER) community of practice is a theme that emerged from recent surveys and community discussions. A 2014 survey of members by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)...
"Living with Volcanoes": Cross-Curricular Teaching in the High School Classroom
INTRODUCTIONGeoarchaeology utilizes the overlap between geoscience and archaeology in approaches to questions of past occupation, settlement, and subsistence strategies, addressing the interconnectedness of humans with their environments. Most practitioners...
Piloting and Evaluating a Workshop to Teach Georgia Teachers about Weather Science and Safety
INTRODUCTIONBackground and MotivationOur motivation for infusing weather science and safety content into the K-8 grades arose following the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The landfall of this major hurricane resulted in at least 1,987...
Revisions of Physical Geology Laboratory Courses to Increase the Level of Inquiry: Implications for Teaching and Learning
INTRODUCTIONIntroductory geoscience laboratory courses often serve as a venue to reinforce concepts learned in the associated lecture and provide opportunities for students to gain handson experience with the nature of scientific inquiry. However, Singer...
The Oceanography Concept Inventory: A Semicustomizable Assessment for Measuring Student Understanding of Oceanography
INTRODUCTIONConcept inventories test for conceptual understanding rather than factual recall (Hestenes et al., 1992). That is, they test individuals' abilities to apply fundamental first principles to answer new questions or problems that they had not...
Using Digital Globes to Explore the Deep Sea and Advance Public Literacy in Earth System Science
INTRODUCTIONSpherical display systems, also known as digital globes, are new technologies that can inspire students and public audiences to learn about Earth system processes. A review of research on data visualization experiences including digital globes...
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