The Starting Point collection consists of resources to support teaching entry-level undergraduate geoscience of all types. The collection includes modules on instructional methods. At the Starting Point website, examples demonstrate ways of using these methods in geoscience courses and laboratories, and provide additional information and resources. The collection includes resources that span the needs of faculty and graduate students in designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in the geosciences. It consists primarily of instructional materials and activities, annotations and materials supporting the use of instructional materials and activities, information on instructional methods and issues in teaching customized for geoscientists, primary sources, review articles, summaries and bibliographies pertaining to pedagogy, assessment, issues in teaching, course development and management, and learning science.


  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),NSDL_SetSpec_2955038,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Space Science,First day of class,Graduate/Professional,Role playing,Models,Earth's surface,Educational theory and practice,Inquiry-based field and lab experiences,Human dimension,Earth history,Climate,Higher Education,Solid Earth,Biosphere,Hydrosphere/cryosphere,Socratic method,Ocean,Time,Physics,Atmosphere,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20071019181519502T,Solar system,Earth system science,Interactive lectures,Education,Geoscience,Energy/material cycles



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