ED039:
The Role of the Arts in Geoscience Teaching and Learning





Session ID#: 24691

Session Description:
Art and design provide avenues for exploration, problem solving, and experimentation through which students discover and interpret the world around them. For geoscience learners, art and design offer different modes and ways of experiencing and knowing that complement traditional approaches used in geoscience instruction. We invite abstracts from scientists, educators, artists, designers, and geoscience education researchers to demonstrate the power of the arts in geoscience teaching and learning. We are interested in submissions that highlight (1) approaches and activities that successfully incorporate art and design into geoscience instruction, and geoscience into art and design instruction in formal and informal settings; (2) interdisciplinary courses jointly taught by geoscience and art and design faculty that infuse creative and dynamic ways of thinking into learning; and (3) cognitive research on the impact of art and design on students’ ability to learn geoscience concepts, organize information, investigate and solve problems, and communicate findings.
Primary Convener:  Katherine Kelly Ellins, University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States; The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States
Conveners:  James A Brey, American Meteorological Society Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, Judith Lynne Waller, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Art, Menaha, WI, United States and Sharon K Cooper, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Co-Organized with:
Education, and Public Affairs

Cross-Listed:
  • PA - Public Affairs

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Michael J Passow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers, Palisades, NY, United States
Nicole Kurtz, Nyack, NY, United States
Mark Moldwin, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Deb Mexicotte, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, ArtsEngine, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Katherine Kelly Ellins, University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, Susan C Eriksson, Eriksson Associates, Boulder, CO, United States, Francesca Samsel, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States and Luc Lavier, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States
Naomi R Spinak, Self Employed, Washington, DC, United States
Judith Lynne Waller, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Art, Menaha, WI, United States, James A Brey, American Meteorological Society, Education Program, Washington, DC, United States, Erin DeMuynck, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Geography, Menasha, WI, United States and Teresa C. Weglarz, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Biology, Menasha, WI, United States
Takashi Ito1, Shin-ichi Kamikuri1, Hisashi Otsuji2, Naoki Kataguchi1, Hiroto Maruyama1 and Hiroshi Hashiura1, (1)Ibaraki University, Faculty of Education, Mito, Japan, (2)Toyo University, Kawagoe, Japan
Fedor Baart, Bas van de Pas and Almar Joling, Deltares, Delft, Netherlands
Ylva Sjoberg1, Frederic Bouchard2, Bethany Deshpande3, Michael Fritz4, Julie Malenfant-Lepage5, Alexandre Nieuwendam6, Michel Paquette2, Ashley Rudy7, Matthias Benjamin Siewert8, Audrey Veillette2, Stefanie Weege9, J. Otto Habeck10 and Jon Harbor11, (1)Stockholm University, Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm, Sweden, (2)Centre d'études nordiques, Québec, QC, Canada, (3)Centre d’études nordiques (CEN), Université Laval, Quebec, Canada, (4)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam, Periglacial Research, Potsdam, Germany, (5)Centre d’études nordiques (CEN), Université Lava, Quebec, Canada, (6)Centro de Estudos Geográficos/IGOT, Univ. de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, (7)Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada, (8)Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, (9)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany, (10)Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, (11)Purdue Univ, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Carol Cotterill, British Geological Survey, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom and ECORD Outreach and Education Task Force
Lisa S Gardiner, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Becca Hatheway, UCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, John Daniel Ristvey Jr, UCAR Community Programs, Boulder, CO, United States and Marda Kirn, EcoArts Connections, Boulder, CO, United States
John Beaver, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menaha, WI, United States

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