Integration of New Methods into Teaching Mineralogy
M. Darby Dyar, Mickey Gunter, John Davis January 2004 Journal of Geoscience Education vol 52 number 1, p 23-30
This Journal of Geoscience Education article presents a revised mineralogy curriculum based on the course designers' reflections on appropriate content and on new learning methods and teaching styles. The authors believe that the key to restructuring mineralogy classes involves setting reasonable, prioritized course goals and employing (at least) four modern pedagogical learning methods: spiral learning, inquiry-based learning, concept maps, and use of interactive models and visualization. The article lists course goals and methods with which to achieve these goals.