Friday, July 24, 2015

Geoethics at the AGU FALL MEETING 2015

The IAPG promotes a session on ‪Geoethics‬ at the AGU FALL MEETING 2015, that will be held in San Francisco (USA) from 14 to 18 December 2015. The deadline to submit an abstract is approaching (5 August 2015, 11:59 P.M. EDT).

The session is numbered ED032 and titled: "Geoethics and Critical Thinking in Undergraduate Geoscience Classes".

The Primary Convener is Dexter Perkins (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States).
Vincent S. Cronin (Baylor University, Geology, Waco, TX, United States and IAPG-USA coordinator) and David W. Mogk (Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT, United States and IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist) are the other two conveners.

Here the session description: 
"Ethical thinking and critical thinking are two intertwined skills that should be taught in all geoscience and engineering programs. These highly necessary skills will serve our students and society well, regardless of what students do after college. Yet, for the most part, ethics and critical thinking are only indirectly addressed in geocurricula. Furthermore, few faculty have the requisite training or resources to effectively teach these topics. So, department/programs need to be more intentional and there is great need for resources to support instruction. We invite researchers, educators, lifelong learners, and practitioners to submit papers that address the importance of teaching these skills, how they can be built into geocurricula and, perhaps most important, to share practical ideas and materials that can be used in our classrooms."

Submit an abstract: