Many people ask me for access to questions that have been developed over time as part of the bank of items that evaluate geoscience understanding. Here are item sets, including links to papers, that have been evaluated using item response theory approaches. This space will be updated as new items sets become available: Geoscience ConceptContinue reading “The Geoscience Concept Inventory”
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!
A new paper that blends science and art (STEM to STEAM) and evaluates a new technique for analyzing drawings has been published in International Journal of Science Education by GRL Director Libarkin and colleagues: Factor Analysis of Drawings: Application to College Student Models of the Greenhouse Effect, co-authored by Libarkin, Thomas, and Ording Abstract: ExploratoryContinue reading “Announcing a new paper in International Journal of Science Education”
The Geocognition Research Lab is pleased to announce a new publication on the role of social capital in the development of diverse scientists: Using the Lens of Social Capital to Understand Diversity in the Earth System Sciences Workforce This manuscript is a collaboration between researchers (Caitlin Callahan, Julie Libarkin) at Michigan State University, Carmen McCallumContinue reading “New Paper on Social Capital and Diversity in Science”
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”
Here are a few publications that rolled out just as 2014 was ending – the last few months have been a blur! McNeal, K.S., Libarkin, J.C., Shapiro-Ledley, T., Bardar, E., Haddad, N., Ellins, K., and Dutta, S., 2014, The role of research in on-line curriculum development: The case of EarthLabs climate change and Earth SystemContinue reading “Recent Geocognition Research Lab Publications”
Our latest paper stemming from a collaboration with TERC is in press with the Journal of Geoscience Education: Ellins, K.K., Shapiro-Ledley, T., Haddad, N., McNeal, K., Gold, A., Lynds, S., and Libarkin, J., in press, EarthLabs: Supporting teacher professional development to facilitate effective teaching of climate science: Journal of Geoscience Education. Learn more about EarthLabsContinue reading “EarthLabs paper in press”