ED13E:
Geoethics and Critical Thinking in Undergraduate Geoscience Classes Posters


Session ID#: 8861

Session Description:
Ethical thinking and critical thinking are two intertwined skills that should be taught in all geoscience and engineering programs.  These highly necessary skills will serve our students and society well, regardless of what students do after college.  Yet, for the most part, ethics and critical thinking are only indirectly addressed in geocurricula.  Furthermore, few faculty have the requisite training or resources to effectively teach these topics. So, department/programs need to be more intentional and there is great need for resources to support instruction.  We invite researchers, educators, lifelong learners, and practitioners to submit papers that address the importance of teaching these skills, how they can be built into geocurricula and, perhaps most important, to share practical ideas and materials that can be used in our classrooms.
Primary Convener:  Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States
Conveners:  Vincent S Cronin, Baylor University, Geosciences, Waco, TX, United States and David W Mogk, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT, United States
Chairs:  Vincent S Cronin, Baylor University, Geosciences, Waco, TX, United States and Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Vincent S Cronin, Baylor University, Geosciences, Waco, TX, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

David W Mogk, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States and John W Geissman, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Ann Vasko, Independent Consultant, Denver, CO, United States
Vincent S Cronin, Baylor University, Geosciences, Waco, TX, United States

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