An excursion to the classic bedrock localities of northeastern Minnesota with a focus on teaching and learning in the field
Published:January 01, 2011
Karl R. Wirth, John Goodge, Dexter Perkins, Alison Stokes, 2011. "An excursion to the classic bedrock localities of northeastern Minnesota with a focus on teaching and learning in the field", Archean to Anthropocene: Field Guides to the Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America, James D. Miller, George J. Hudak, Chad Wittkop, Patrick I. McLaughlin
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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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Archean to Anthropocene: Field Guides to the Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America
This volume of 25 field guides plus one paper on field instruction was prepared in conjunction with the 2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The diverse slate of field trips spans a geologically broad range of topics, including the Precambrian geology of the southern Canadian Shield; the economic geology of the Lake Superior region; Phanerozoic strata in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota; glacial geology; hydrogeology and limnology; undergraduate and K12 geoscience field education; archaeological investigations in the upper Mississippi River valley; and geology by bicycle.