Earth and Mind: How Geologists Think and Learn about the Earth
C.A. Manduca, D.W. Mogk 2006 GSA Books Boulder, CO
What does it mean to be a geoscientist? What characterizes the expertise that geoscientists bring to understanding the Earth? How do students develop this expertise? This volume brings together essays by geoscientists, cognitive scientists, and educators that explore how expert geoscientists learn about the Earth and the implications for student learning. Arising from a workshop funded by the National Science Foundation and the Johnson Foundation, and a Pardee symposium, topics include creativity and beauty in geoscience, field observation, studying complex systems, spatial skills in the geosciences, geologic time, modeling, and designing and assessing geoscience learning activities.