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Earth and mind II : a synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences

Author: Kim A Kastens; Cathryn A Manduca
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, 2012.
Series: Special papers (Geological Society of America), 486.
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Articles refer to teaching at various different levels from kindergarten to graduate school, with sections on teaching: geologic time, space, complex systems, and field-work. Each section includes an introduction, a thematic paper, and commentaries.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim A Kastens; Cathryn A Manduca
ISBN: 9780813724867 0813724864
OCLC Number: 778314809
Description: x, 210 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Geoscience and geoscientists: uniquely equipped to study Earth / Cathryn A. Manduca and Kim A. Kastens --
Mapping the domain of time in the geosciences / Kim A. Kastens and Cathryn A. Manduca --
The significance of geologic time: cultural, educational, and economic frameworks / Cinzia Cervato and Robert Frodeman --
Did time exist in the Cretaceous? / Enrico Bonatti --
Supporting students' cognitive understanding of geological time: a needed "revolution" in science education / Jeff Dodick --
A K-12 perspective on teaching and learning about geologic time / Malcolm Fenton --
Fostering a longer view of time is useful but not sufficient to change decisions and behaviors / Martha C. Monroe --
Teaching geologic events to understand geologic time / Ilyse Resnick, Kinnari Atit, and Thomas F. Shipley --
Mapping the domain of spatial thinking in the geosciences / Cathryn A. Manduca and Kim A. Kastens --
The importance of spatial thinking for geoscience education: insights from the crossroads of geoscience and cognitive science / Lynn S. Liben and Sarah J. Titus --
Spatial thinking and dimensionality / Cesar Delgado --
Some important aspects of spatial cognition in field geology / Stephen J. Reynolds --
Gender and geoscience specialization as a function of object and spatial visualization skills / M. Darby Dyar --
Two ways to help students with spatial thinking in geoscience / Nora S. Newcombe --
Finding the spatial in order to teach it / Karl Grossner --
Mapping the domain of complex earth systems in the geosciences / Cathryn A. Manduca and Kim A. Kastens --
Complex systems in the geosciences and geoscience learning / Neil Stillings --
Addressing complexity in weather: the human role in forecasting / Alan J. Bol and Timothy C. Spangler --
Understanding cause and effect in geosciences through systems modeling / Rudy Slingerland --
Mechanisms, causality, and explanations in complex geodynamic systems / Federica Raia. (Cont.) The role of integration and abstraction in complex systems thinking across multiple contexts / Claudia Neuhauser --
Building new cognitive knowledge structures about complex systems: an illustration of a model activity / Mike Taber --
Mapping the domain of field-based teaching and learning in the geosciences / Kim A. Kastens and Cathryn A. Manduca --
Learning in the field: synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences / David W. Mogk and Charles Goodwin --
Afloat in the field / Kara Lavender Law --
The "field" through a different lens / Timothy C. Kenna, Margie Turrin, and Stephanie Pfirman --
Community mapping in geology education and research: how digital field methods empower student creation of accurate geologic maps / Steven J. Whitmeyer --
Demonstrating the unique benefits of field experiences / Jackie Huntoon --
Considering qualitative inquiry, sociocultural theories, and complexity in the study of field-based learning / Alison Stokes and Anthony Feig --
Situated and embodied learning in the field / Edwin Hutchins and Nan Renner --
Fostering knowledge integration in geoscience education / Kim A. Kastens and Cathryn A. Manduca.
Series Title: Special papers (Geological Society of America), 486.
Other Titles: Earth and mind two
Responsibility: edited by Kim A. Kastens, Cathryn A. Manduca.

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Articles refer to teaching at various different levels from kindergarten to graduate school, with sections on teaching: geologic time, space, complex systems, and field-work. Each section includes an introduction, a thematic paper, and commentaries.

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