Dear colleagues,

You may have seen the recent request for geoscience education research
(GER) community feedback on ICON processes
<>. The geosciences span a wide range
of disciplines (e.g. atmospheric science, geology, oceanography, physical
geography) that may have different needs.

In response to the community conversations that emerged from the ICON
initiative and the recent GSA Today commentary, as active geoscience
education researchers who co-led a community needs assessment in 2014
(Lukes et al., 2015), we’d like to learn more about the current
professional development needs and perspectives of GER community members
regarding the vision for the future of GER in order to help inform future
community-driven efforts.

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Please note: The purpose of this survey is for “needs assessment” of the
geoscience education research community only. This includes collecting
anonymous survey data and reporting a summary of the anonymous results back
to the community (e.g., commentary, presentation(s) at community workshop
events). This is not a research project and the results are not intended to
be presented as research.  As such, “according to Article 2.5 of TCPS2,
Canadian policy framework governing research ethics, QA/QI activities do
not require institutional research ethics review.” The University of South
Carolina’s IRB also determined this survey did not require IRB review.

All members of the geoscience community interested in education research
are invited to participate in this 10-15 minute survey.

Please forward this e-mail to anyone you believe would be interested, and
apologies for cross-posting!


Laura Lukes, Katherine Ryker, Kim Cheek, Nicole LaDue, Peggy McNeal &
Kristen St. John

P.S. Questions? Please contact Katherine Ryker ([log in to unmask]) or
Laura Lukes ([log in to unmask]).

*Dr. Katherine Ryker*Assistant Professor, Geoscience Education Research
Councilor-at-Large, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Past President, Geoscience Education Research Division
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