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Supporting Implementation of Program-Level Changes to Increase Learning About Earth

  • Cailin Huyck OrrEmail author
  • John R. McDaris
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Part of the AESS Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sciences Series book series (AESS)

Abstract

InTeGrate partnered with teams of educators to develop new models of ways to bring geoscience to a diverse range of disciplines, institutions, and networks. These program models consisted of institutions, or clusters of institutions, that applied for grants to develop and evaluate programs demonstrating innovative ways of (1) increasing the diversity of students developing Earth literacy and/or (2) teaching students to bring the geosciences to bear on societal issues. The 16 teams that were selected to be a part of the project all sought to use InTeGrate materials to effect change on their campuses or regions. These programs made use of, and built upon, information on effective practices compiled by InTeGrate and particularly the InTeGrate-developed teaching materials and/or the materials design rubric. The teams produced detailed program descriptions designed to serve as guides for implementing similar programs in new settings and also synthesized their experience across projects in making changes at the program scale.

Keywords

Institutional change Environmental sustainability Broadening participation Institutional collaboration Interdisciplinary teaching 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Science Education Resource CenterCarleton CollegeNorthfieldUSA

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