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Indiana University geologic field programs based in Montana; G429 and other field courses, a balance of traditions and innovations

B. J. Douglas, L. J. Suttner and E. Ripley
Indiana University geologic field programs based in Montana; G429 and other field courses, a balance of traditions and innovations (in Field geology education; historical perspectives and modern approaches, Steven J. Whitmeyer (editor), David W. Mogk (editor) and Eric J. Pyle (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (December 2009) 461: 1-14

Abstract

The uniqueness of the Indiana University geologic field programs is a consequence of the remarkable diversity in the geologic setting of the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station, and programmatic decisions that emphasize a fully integrated curriculum and individual student work. A simple summary of the attributes developed by the courses includes the following key components: sense of scale, self-confidence, independence, integration, and problem solving. These core principles have resulted in a program that prepares students for any of the challenges that they might encounter as professionals. Over time, courses offered through the field station have evolved to reflect the needs of the students and available technologies. The present array includes courses that address environmental geology, applied economic geology, and introductory environmental science; additional courses include those designed for both high school students and teachers and others that provide professional development enhancement.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 461
Title: Indiana University geologic field programs based in Montana; G429 and other field courses, a balance of traditions and innovations
Title: Field geology education; historical perspectives and modern approaches
Author(s): Douglas, B. J.Suttner, L. J.Ripley, E.
Author(s): Whitmeyer, Steven J.editor
Author(s): Mogk, David W.editor
Author(s): Pyle, Eric J.editor
Affiliation: Indiana University, Department of Geological Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States
Affiliation: James Madison University, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Harrisonburg, VA, United States
Pages: 1-14
Published: 200912
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 16
Accession Number: 2010-023097
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. cols., 5 tables, geol. sketch maps
N44°30'00" - N49°00'00", W116°01'60" - W104°01'60"
Secondary Affiliation: Montana State University, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201014
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