Innovations in Science Education and Technology

Geoscience Research and Education

Teaching at Universities

Editors: Tong, Vincent C. H. (Ed.)

  • Shows recent trends in the synergy between research and education Offers in-depth discussion on integrating technology to achieve pedagogical goals
  • Benefits researchers who wish to integrate their research work in teaching as well as lecturers who seek opportunities to enhance their teaching by featuring scientific research
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About this book

Focusing on geoscience, this book applies a uniquely cross-disciplinary perspective to its examination of the relationship between scientific research and teaching at universities. Contributions show how the use of technology and innovative pedagogical design allows students at different stages of their university studies to develop skills and experience in geoscience research. The book offers wide-ranging insight from academics in geoscience, science education and higher education policy and pedagogy, as well as from students and industry experts.

 

The opening section sets the context, with a chapter on teaching and research in the contemporary university by a world-leading academic in higher education, and an essay by the editor on the case of moving from research-implicit to research-enhanced teaching. Part Two addresses the research-teaching nexus in geoscience, offering chapters entitled The Challenge of Combining Research and Teaching: A Young Geoscientist’s Perspective; Teaching on the High Seas: How Field Research Enhances Teaching at All Levels; Curricula and Departmental Strategies to Link Teaching and Geoscience Research; and Geoscience Internships in the Oil and Gas Industry, among others. In Part Three, the use of technology is discussed in chapters such as Using Interactive Virtual Field Guides and Linked Data in Geoscience Teaching and Learning; and Towards Technology- and Research-enhanced Education (TREE): Electronic Feedback as a Teaching Tool in Geoscience.  The Program Design section includes chapters on Introducing University Students to Authentic, Hands-on Undergraduate Geoscience Research, and the opportunity to link research and teaching in students’ final projects and more.

 

Geoscience Research and Education: Teaching at Universities is a useful resource for understanding the research-teaching nexus and how it has been implemented in different types of universities and in different countries. Science academics seeking to integrate research into teaching will find the book highly relevant to their work. The emphasis on using technology as a means to link research and teaching will be of great interest and practical benefit to learning technologists, science educators and university policymakers. 

 

Together with the companion volume Geoscience Research and Outreach: Schools and Public Engagement, this book showcases the key role that geoscience research plays in a wide spectrum of educational settings.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • From Research-Implicit to Research-Enhanced Teaching: A Geoscience Perspective

    Tong, Vincent C. H.

    Pages 3-9

  • Teaching and Research in the Contemporary University

    Marginson, Simon

    Pages 11-18

  • The Challenge of Combining Research and Teaching: A Young Geoscientist’s Perspective

    Cobden, Laura J.

    Pages 21-28

  • Incorporating Research into Teaching Geosciences: The Masters Student Perspective

    McNutt, Barbara

    Pages 29-41

  • Teaching on the High Seas: How Field Research Enhances Teaching at All Levels

    Macdonald, Ken C.

    Pages 43-51

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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0666-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geoscience Research and Education
Book Subtitle
Teaching at Universities
Editors
  • Vincent C. H. Tong
Series Title
Innovations in Science Education and Technology
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6946-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6946-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6945-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0666-5
Series ISSN
1873-1058
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 304
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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