Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Having observed students' frequent struggles to acquire mastery of content and skills in upper-level geology courses, we noted students fail to weave together the diverse strands that produce a well-educated geoscientist. After observing students’ struggles to keep up with new content and skills, we determined a course of action that includes application of best pedagogy based on educational research. We incorporate a technique of spiraling basic content and skills across the geology curriculum: content and skills introduced in the entry-level geology course are intentionally reviewed and referenced in each upper-level course.
Carrigan, Charles W. and Skalac, Priscilla Field, "Weaving the Curriculum Tapestry: Modifying Upper Level Courses to Facilitate Integration across the Geology Program" (2008). Faculty Scholarship – Geology. 6.