TH13B. Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education

15 December 2014, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Moscone West - Room 2004

Event Type:

Town Hall

Section/Focus Group or Subject Matter:

Education (ED)

The National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education in January 2014 made major progress toward developing a collective community vision for the geosciences, with a focus on: 1) curriculum content, competencies, and skills; 2) pedagogy and use of technology; and 3) broadening participation and retention of underrepresented groups and preparation of K-12 science teachers.  The town hall seeks to continue this process by further disseminating the Summit results, broadening the discussion to include more Heads/Chairs, other administrators, and educators from research universities and 2- and 4-year colleges, and working towards implementation of the results.