Geoscience Education Research Division
The Geoscience Education Research Division (GER) is committed to the promotion of high quality, scholarly research in geoscience education that improves teaching and learning in K-12, higher education, and informal learning environments.
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Check out our Special Edition Summer 2015 newsletter: The GER Exchange! (Acrobat (PDF) 1.2MB Aug17 15)
The Division exists to:
- Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, research methodology, resources, and concerns related to geoscience education research
- Establish a network for those interested in engaging in scholarly research and/or in implementing those research findings in their teaching
- Facilitate relationships between the geoscience education research community and the broader educational research community
- Be an avenue for the recruitment or organization of research teams that can address specific questions or respond to RFPs
- Facilitate professional development events to increase the capacity of geoscience education researchers at various stages of their careers
- Connect geoscientists to geoscience education researchers to improve geoscience teaching and learning
What's in a name?:
We have chosen GER (read aloud as "G-E-R") for our division name to be consistent with the original division charter and to better situate the division within the broader DBER community. We anticipate that GER for Geoscience Education Research will be as recognizable a brand as PER (for Physics), CER (for Chemistry) and BER (for Biology).
Be part of the growing movement to engage Discipline-Based Education Research in the Geosciences! Learn more about opportunities for Bringing Research on Learning to the Geosciences–workshops, projects, research groups, references and more.
GER Researcher Spotlight:
The GER Division is looking to highlight a different researcher in each of its newsletters. Know someone who deserves to be in the GER Spotlight? Contact Katherine Ryker (firstname.lastname@example.org) with nominations, or self-nominate by filling out the form here: NAGT GER Newsletter Template (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 14kB May13 15).