GENETICS CONCEPTIONS RESEARCH (2011)

GRL scholars have produced two reports related to college students’ conceptions of genetics. The first, led by Sarah Jardeleza, investigates student ideas about the location of genes and DNA in the human body. The second, led by Terri McElhinny, reviews the state of genetics curriculum and assessment in the U.S. and makes suggestions for aContinue reading “GENETICS CONCEPTIONS RESEARCH (2011)”

PLATE TECTONICS CONCEPTIONS: New paper published in Journal of Geoscience Education (2011)

A new paper, led by former GRL postdoc Scott Clark (now of University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire), documents conceptions of plate tectonics held by undergraduates. This paper identifies common issues students have with terminology, plate motion, and subsurface melting. The potential for common images to cause misunderstandings is also discussed. READ AT THE PUBLISHER’SContinue reading “PLATE TECTONICS CONCEPTIONS: New paper published in Journal of Geoscience Education (2011)”

CAPTURING COGNITION: New paper published in Computers & Geosciences (2011)

A new paper, led by GRL graduate student Sheldon Turner, documents the value of Tablet PCs for capturing cognition. This paper documents the unique data sets that Tablet PCs, coupled with video capture technologies, now allow us to collect. READ AT THE PUBLISHER’S WEBSITE: Novel applications of Tablet PCs to investigate expert cognition in theContinue reading “CAPTURING COGNITION: New paper published in Computers & Geosciences (2011)”