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An excursion to the classic bedrock localities of northeastern Minnesota with a focus on teaching and learning in the field

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Karl R. Wirth
Karl R. Wirth
Geology Department, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105, USA
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John Goodge
John Goodge
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota 55812, USA
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Dexter Perkins
Dexter Perkins
Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202, USA
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Alison Stokes
Alison Stokes
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK PL4 8AA
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Published:
January 01, 2011

ABSTRACT

The goal of this field excursion is to provide an opportunity for focused exploration of field-based teaching and learning. Learning in the field is an essential element in the education and development of geology students, but until recently has received relatively little attention by education researchers. Set against the backdrop of classic bedrock localities of the Midcontinent Rift System in northeastern Minnesota and using new knowledge of how people learn, of learners, and of pedagogical practices, this excursion explores goals for student learning in the field and effective instructional practices for helping students realize those goals.

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GSA Field Guide

Archean to Anthropocene: Field Guides to the Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America

James D. Miller
James D. Miller
Department of Geological Sciences and Precambrian Research Center University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth, Minnesota 55812 USA
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George J. Hudak
George J. Hudak
Precambrian Research Center Natural Resources Research Institute 5013 Miller Trunk Highway Duluth, Minnesota 55811 USA
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Chad Wittkop
Chad Wittkop
Department of Chemistry and Geology Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota 56001 USA
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Patrick I. McLaughlin
Patrick I. McLaughlin
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Madison, Wisconsin 53705 USA
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Geological Society of America
Volume
24
ISBN electronic:
9780813756240
Publication date:
January 01, 2011

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