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Improving instruction in mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry; lessons from research on learning

Cathryn A. Manduca
Improving instruction in mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry; lessons from research on learning (in On the cutting edge; teaching mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry, David W. Mogk (editor))
Elements (April 2007) 3 (2): 95-100

Abstract

Effective instruction can enhance our ability to retain students in the geoscience major and to raise their level of expertise in mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry (MPG). Research on learning and education provides a framework for designing learning experiences in our classes. As a community we are well positioned to consider the goals of MPG instruction and to evaluate the materials and methods we currently use in our teaching. This will enhance the ability of faculty members to design and implement courses that meet the needs of their department and capitalize on their strengths as teachers.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Improving instruction in mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry; lessons from research on learning
Title: On the cutting edge; teaching mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry
Author(s): Manduca, Cathryn A.
Author(s): Mogk, David W.editor
Affiliation: Carleton College, Department of Geology, Northfield, MN, United States
Pages: 95-100
Published: 200704
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 28
Accession Number: 2007-113795
Categories: General mineralogyGeneral geochemistryIgneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200722
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