Dear GeoEd Research Community and Friends,
We'd like to let you know about a session we are organizing for the
American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Fall 2009 Meeting. The session's
reference number and title are:
ED14. Geocognition and Geoscience Education Research: Why Do
It, Who Does It, What Academic Departments Support It, and What Geoscience Community
Support Can Guide the Development of New Geoscience Education Research Programs?
Desription of the Session: Geocognition and geoscience education research is an emerging field of
research that uses quantitative and qualitative methods to further our
understanding of how students and experts perceive, learn, and apply
geological principles and concepts. At least 18 U.S. universities now
offer graduate programs engaged in this kind of research, and there
exists interest among other institutions in developing similar
programs. Abstracts are solicited from institutions in which this kind
of research is currently being conducted in earth and/or space
sciences. Abstracts should discuss the history of the inception of the
research program, major programmatic and research results achieved thus
far, and how the program is currently sustained. The session is
intended as a forum for learning how existing programs were conceived
and operate and for dialogue between those in existing programs and
those considering the development of such programs.
Please consider submitting an abstract and letting others know about this session.
Leilani Arthurs, Doug Duncan, & Julie Libarkin
Leilani Arthurs, Ph.D.
Science Education Initiative
Geological Sciences Department
University of Colorado at Boulder
Office: Benson Earth Sciences Bldg, Rm 365
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