The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE)
The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) is the premier peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research and curriculum and instruction at the undergraduate and pre-college levels. JGE is the publication of record for NAGT, and serves as the only international forum dedicated solely to the publication of research concerning the pedagogy, assessment, and philosophy of teaching and learning about the geosciences.
JGE Outstanding Paper Award 2017 Recipient: Kathryn A. Stofer, When a Picture Isn't Worth 1000 Words: Learners Struggle to Find Meaning in Data Visualizations. Journal of Geoscience: August 2016, Vol.64, No. 3, pp. 231-241
doi: 14-053.1Current author affiliations are:
Kathryn A. Stofer = University of Florida
JGE Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017 Recipient: Kim Kastens, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
The JGE Outstanding Paper Award
Because of the broad range of Research, Curriculum and Instruction, and Commentary manuscripts published by the Journal of Geoscience Education, it is impossible to define a set of criteria that must be applied to all papers considered for this award. Rather, it is expected that in order to be nominated, a paper must exhibit, as relevant, at least some of the following characteristics: (1) innovative enhancement of student learning, which is documented and assessed, (2) advancement of the discipline of geoscience education, and (3) broad societal impact of vital and significant high quality geoscience education. The award will be given for papers published during the preceding year (e.g. Fall 2012 award presentation for papers published in 2013).
Presentation: The names and affiliations of the awardee and all nominees will be published in JGE following the award decision. The Award will be presented by the Editor-in-Chief at a venue where NAGT members and editorial board members are present; for example, at the National Association of Geoscience Teachers luncheon held during the national meeting of the Geological Society of America. This award includes a plaque and a $200 cash prize.
Scott K. Clark, Julie C. Libarkin, Karen M. Kortz, and Sarah C. Jordan (2011) Alternative Conceptions of Plate Tectonics Held by Nonscience Undergraduates. Journal of Geoscience Education: November 2011, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 251-262. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/1.3651696.
Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Michael R. Taber, Susan Lynds, Ben Domenico, and LuAnn Dahlman (2012) A Model for Enabling an Effective Outcome-Oriented Communication Between the Scientific and Educational Communities. Journal of Geoscience Education: August 2012, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 257-267. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/11-234.1.
Anthony D. Feig (2013) The Allochthon of Misfit Toys. Journal of Geoscience Education: August 2013, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 306-317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/13-004.1.
Carol J. Ormand, Cathryn Manduca, Thomas F. Shipley, Basil Tikoff, Cara L. Harwood, Kinnari Atit, and Alexander P. Boone (2014) Evaluating Geoscience Students' Spatial Thinking Skills in a Multi-Institutional Classroom Study. Journal of Geoscience Education: February 2014, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 146-154. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/13-027.1
The JGE Outstanding Reviewer Award
The quality of the Journal of Geoscience Education is dependent on dedicated reviewers and editors. JGE Editorial Board would like to recognize those reviewers who: (1) provided reviews of exceptional quality, (2) completed reviews more quickly than average, and/or (3) completed more reviews than average. The award will be based on the quality and quantity of reviews completed in the past year.
Presentation: The names and affiliations of the Awardee and all nominees will be published in JGE following the award selection. The Award will be presented by the Editor-in Chief at a venue where NAGT members and editorial board members are present; for example, at the National Association of Geoscience Teachers luncheon held during the national meeting of the Geological Society of America. This award includes a plaque and a $100 cash prize.
2013 Dr. Anthony Feig, Central Michigan University
2014 Dr. Cinzia Cervato, Iowa State University
2015 Katrien van der Hoeven Kraft, Whatcom Community College, and Roger Levine, Independent Consultant
2016 Julie Sexton, University of Northern Colorado