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Identifying Landscapes and their Formation Timescales: Comparing Knowledge and Confidence of Beginner and Advanced Geoscience Undergraduate Students

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dc.contributor.author Jolley, Alison Rae
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-07T16:44:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-07T16:44:45Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-07
dc.identifier.citation Jolley, Alison Rae. 2010. Identifying Landscapes and their Formation Timescales: Comparing Knowledge and Confidence of Beginner and Advanced Geoscience Undergraduate Students. Undergraduate Honours Thesis. Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences. University of British Columbia. http://hdl.handle.net/2429/23321 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/23321
dc.description.abstract The Landscape Identification and Formation Test (LIFT) was created in response to previous data from the Student Attitudes about Earth Science Survey (SAESS) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). The SAESS data suggested that upper-level students become less confident in landscape identification and formation timescales over the course of a term. The LIFT specifically probes the relationships among student confidence and knowledge in landscape identification and formation timescales and general knowledge in geologic time. The LIFT was validated with “think-aloud” interviews with students and correct answers were determined from interviews with experts. Results from the LIFT suggest that advanced students have higher conceptual knowledge, higher confidence in their knowledge, and are more self-aware than beginner students. Advanced students became more confident in landscape identification and formation timescales over the course of the term, contradicting the results seen in the previous administration of the SAESS. Students are better at identifying landscapes than assessing how long they take to form and are better with extreme timescales, two critical points that should be taken into consideration with future curricular reform. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.title Identifying Landscapes and their Formation Timescales: Comparing Knowledge and Confidence of Beginner and Advanced Geoscience Undergraduate Students en
dc.type text en
dc.type.text thesis/dissertation en
dc.description.affiliation Earth and Ocean Sciences, Dept. of (EOS), Dept of en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en
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