Synthesizing geoscience education research: Where are we? What is the path forward?

Kristen St. John, Anthony D Feig

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This workshop will explore the current status and future directions of Geoscience Education Research (GER), with a focus on undergraduate education. It will build on recent work on Discipline-Based Education Research (Singer et al, 2012) as well as previous education and geoscience education research and synthesis efforts. Participants in the workshop will contribute to a synthesis of the current status of GER, reviewing and critiquing draft documents that address what we know, what we don't know, and what we would like to know. Discussions will build on these documents, on information shared during afternoon poster and oral sessions, and on participant experience and expertise. In addition to discussions about the current status of GER, we will also explore how we can translate research results into practice and how we can use practitioner wisdom and experience to inform research. We may discuss GER methods, including which methods are appropriate for different types of research questions. Participants will identify immediate needs and prioritize recommendations for future research directions and ways to support such efforts. This workshop will contribute to a synthesis on GER to be published online.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2015
EventEarth Educators Rendezvous - Boulder CO
Duration: Jan 1 2015Dec 31 2015


WorkshopEarth Educators Rendezvous


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