This third intro video provides more details on the content of the course, and expands on the focus of each chapter, and the specific skills that will be covered in chapters 4 and 5. Please let Greg know in the comments if there is anything else you think should be in the course.
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Author: Dr. Greg Samways
This short video provides a summary of the course content and an overview of the skills that we will be covering. The course will establish what critical thinking is, key cognitive biases in Earth Sciences, strategies for debiasing, the skills that critical thinkers need and finally how to manage the development of those skills. Please […]
The first introductory video for the Critical Thinking in Earth Science course, which is coming soon. This video introduces Greg and explains how he came to be teaching Critical Thinking in Earth Sciences. Let Greg know what you think in the comments.
Enrollment in university geoscience courses is declining, but the demand for geoscientists is predicted to grow in the next 20 years. Geoscience has a bad image and we need to do something about it, to get people back into GeoScience. The key questions we should be asking are: Who do we need to be communicating […]
Enrollment in Earth Science degree courses is declining. The uptake at ‘A’ Level is declining. Earth Science has an image problem. It is seen as the cause of global climate change (fossil fuel industry) and environmental degradation (mineral extraction). So how do we promote Earth Science in a positive light as part of the solution to a […]
#FutureGeo: Earth Science WebTV Channel Audience: General Public Medium: Internet YouTube Channel Summary: We need a single online location where we can aggregate the best documentary videos presentations on the world of Earth Science Professionals. The emphasis should be: Define the Issues: What issues do professional Earth Scientists need to address (water, raw materials, energy, […]
Audience: General Public Medium: Mainstream Media Summary: Earth Science needs to become mainstream. Create a TV series equivalent of “Time Team”. Except the Earth Team are tasked with solving an Earth Science problem in each episode using the knowledge, professional skills and tools of the Earth Science professionals. There would be a core team of […]
To understand a phenomena we need a mind model. If we are interested in deltas, this is a great mind model that you have probably already studied. It describes the range of possible deltas in terms of two main variables: Grain Size: Is the delta gravelly, sandy, silty of muddy? That depends on the river […]
RockD is another offering from the Shana Peters Team at Wisconsin University. You can use it to check the local geology, check-in to local geology localities, create your own check-ins, create field trips, look up the palaeogeographic history of your location and find out what minerals and fossils are within a 20km radius!
How do you learn and who do you learn from? Perhaps you need a Community of Practice to accelerate your learning, but how do we get one going? I think we should start in the classroom. For more than a decade now I have been delivering courses to industry on subjects as diverse as Basin […]