The Geocognition Research Lab is happy to announce a new paper published in the February issue of the Journal of Geoscience Education: Conceptual Mobility and Entrenchment in Introductory Geoscience Courses: New Questions Regarding Physics’ and Chemistry’s Role in Learning Earth Science Concepts by Steven W. Anderson and Julie C. Libarkin ABSTRACT: Nationwide pre- and post-testingContinue reading “New paper published in Journal of Geoscience Education”
Geocognition Research Lab affiliate ANDREA BIEREMA has published a new paper in Anthrozoos, Undergraduate Biology Students’ Interpretations of the Term “Animal”. Congratulations, Andrea!
Dr. Julie Libarkin was named a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
I gave myself 10 days (mostly) away from work this summer. I had almost forgotten what it was like to go a day without checking email, fielding phone calls, talking to students, and staring at my computer screen. I have to admit that I really liked it – I read three novels, played with myContinue reading “The Power of Stepping Away”
The GRL is pleased to announce that a new publication “Visual Representations on High School Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics Assessments” is in press and available through Springer’s online pre-publication system: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10956-015-9566-4. Congratulations to the paper’s first author, former graduate student and now Assistant Professor Nicole LaDue.
The GRL is proud to announce the print publication of our paper eye tracking gestures during weather forecasts: Drost, R., Trobec, J., Steffke, C., Libarkin, J., 2015, Eye tracking: Evaluating the impact of gesturing during televised weather forecasts: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, v. 96, p. 387–392.
A couple of years ago the question of where discipline-based education research (DBER) should be published came up in conversation, and I did an informal survey of DBER faculty at my institution to determine where they publish and what they read. In essence, which journals are part of their scholarly conversations? I compiled the listContinue reading “Where Should A DBER Scholar Publish?”
GEOSPHERE is an online journal published by the Geological Society of America (ISI impact = 2.7). The Human Dimensions in Geoscience theme is intended to bring together research that sits at the boundary between geoscience, broadly construed, and social science. This offers an opportunity for communication, education, sociology, anthropology, or similar scholars to interact withContinue reading “GEOSPHERE: Special Theme Issue on Human Dimensions in Geoscience”
I am happy to see the Chronicle of Higher Education tackle science training for non-scientists. This article references some well known scholars (Miller, Kahan) and even one of my favorite geologists (Ed Nuhfer). These are people who think deeply about scientific literacy, pedagogy, or both. Scientific literacy is important for scientists, for politicians, for everydayContinue reading “Science will never “stick” this way”
I am a huge fan of the IAGD, an organization started by my good friend, Dr. Chris Atchison. The IAGD promotes “access accommodation, and inclusion for students and geoscientists with disabilities.” By simply existing, the IAGD is helping to open up the geosciences to people with disabilities – simply acknowledging that a disability should notContinue reading “Supporting open discourse about scientists with disabilities”