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Title: Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Url: http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/index.html
Publisher: Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
Description: Starting Point, presented by the Science Education Research Center at Carleton College, is designed for faculty and graduate students who teach undergraduate entry-level geoscience courses. Each section "describes a teaching method, why/when it is useful, how it can be implemented, and a set of examples spanning the Earth system that can be used in your class." Here, visitors will find information about incorporating various teaching methods, such as role playing, teaching with geographic information systems, cooperative learning, and Socratic questioning. There are also a number of lesson examples which incorporate these methods. Topics for these lessons include the solar system, the atmosphere, climate, and earth history. Starting Point also encourages educators to submit their own teaching lessons that incorporate these methods to the collection.
LC Classification: Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Instructional systems
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental education. Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Geographic information systems
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Study and teaching
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Geological time. Age of the earth
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Geobiology. Biosphere
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Aeronomy. Upper atmosphere -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Social studies
Science -- Space sciences
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Social studies -- Geography
Science -- Natural history
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Earth
Geology -- Atmosphere
Geology -- Geologic time
Geography -- Biosphere
Geography -- Climatology
Geography -- Geographic information systems (GIS)
Geography -- Hydrosphere
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: doc
html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Continuous Formation
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: SERC
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2007-11-16 12:06:25 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-23 10:46:23 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Staff  Scout Staff
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