An excursion to the classic bedrock localities of northeastern Minnesota with a focus on teaching and learning in the field
An excursion to the classic bedrock localities of northeastern Minnesota with a focus on teaching and learning in the field (in Archean to Anthropocene; field guides to the geology of the Mid-Continent of North America, James D. Miller (editor), George J. Hudak (editor), Chad Wittkop (editor) and Patrick I. McLauglin (editor))
Field Guide (Geological Society of America) (September 2011) 24: 483-503
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.