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Academic & Professional Books  Palaeontology  Palaeontology: General

Integrating Active Learning into Paleontology Classes

By: Alison N Olcott(Author)
75 pages, 3 colour & 1 b/w illustrations, 2 tables
Integrating Active Learning into Paleontology Classes
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The educational benefits of replacing in-class lectures with hands-on activities are clear. Such active learning is a natural fit for paleontology, which can provide opportunities for examining fossils, analyzing data and writing. Additionally, there are a number of topics in the field that are exciting to geology majors and non-majors alike: very few can resist the lure of dinosaurs, huge meteor impacts, vicious Cretaceous sharks or a giant Pleistocene land mammal. However, it can seem difficult to introduce these techniques into a large general education class full of non-majors: paleontological specimens provide a natural starting point for hands-on classroom activities, but in a large class it is not always practical or possible to provide enough fossil material for all students. Here I will briefly introduce different types of active learning approaches, and then explain how I have applied these to a large introductory paleontology class for non-majors.

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Types of Active Learning Activities
3. Benefits of Active Learning
4. One Model how to Integrate Active Learning into a Paleontology Class for Non-Majors

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By: Alison N Olcott(Author)
75 pages, 3 colour & 1 b/w illustrations, 2 tables
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