New chapter in AGU book on the Anthropocene

A new chapter on assessment has been published in an American Geophysical Union book focusing on the anthropocene. Libarkin, J.C., 2014, Evaluation and Assessment of Civic Understanding of Planet Earth. In G. Roehrig, D. Dalbotten, & P. Hamilton (Eds.) Future Earth: Advancing Civic Understanding of the Anthropocene, p. 41-52.  

Two chapters in new geoscience education book

We are pleased to announce that two chapters have been published in a new book on geoscience education published by Springer. Libarkin, J.C., 2014, The role of scholarly publishing in geocognition and discipline-based geoscience education research. In V. Tong (Ed.) Geoscience Research and Education: Teaching at Universities, p. 69-76. Libarkin, J.C., Jardeleza, S.E., McElhinny, T.,Continue reading “Two chapters in new geoscience education book”

Earth Systems Science Education in Research Handbook

Dr. Libarkin has co-authored a chapter on EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE EDUCATION with Nir Orion for the Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II. This chapter provides a new look at latest developments in Earth Systems Science education and is a companion to the chapter co-authored by Nir Orion in 2007. Learn more about theContinue reading “Earth Systems Science Education in Research Handbook”

WRITING IN UNDERGRADUATE BIOSCIENCE: New paper published in CBE Life Science Education (2012)

A new paper, coauthored by GRL Director Julie Libarkin and colleague Gabe Ording, documents the impact of writing assignments on student learning. Three writing assignments generated significant change in student ability to write scientifically, although our results suggest that three is an insufficient number to generate complete development of scientific writing skills. READ AT THEContinue reading “WRITING IN UNDERGRADUATE BIOSCIENCE: New paper published in CBE Life Science Education (2012)”


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)”