Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
At the start of upper-level courses, many students have difficulty with advanced material that requires a base knowledge of essential concepts in geology and supporting disciplines, along with critical thinking skills. Students have difficulty in 1) recalling introductory course material and connecting it to deeper content, and 2) integrating concepts from supporting courses. We advocate incorporating a broadening concept review into upper level courses. Emphasis is on mastery of introductory material needed to acquire advanced concepts that follow.
Carrigan, Charles W. and Skalac, Priscilla Field, "Integrating Upper Level Content with Introductory Material for Better Learning, with an Example from Mineralogy" (2009). Faculty Scholarship – Geology. 4.