Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Students often encounter difficulty with advanced material in upper-level geology courses. We identified several trends that arise at the beginning of upper-level courses including difficulty in connecting introductory course material to deeper content, integrating skills and knowledge from supporting courses, and integrating material between upper-level courses. Redesigning upper-level courses, we intentionally incorporate relevant material from introductory geoscience courses into upper-level courses, such that students are re-exposed to fundamental concepts they need to master as more advanced concepts are taught.
Carrigan, Charles W. and Skalac, Priscilla Field, "Facilitating Integration across the Geology Program: Applying "Weaving the Curriculum" to Petrology and Structural Geology Courses" (2008). Faculty Scholarship – Geology. 3.