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  1. Maintaining Positive Student Attitudes in Large Introductory Lecture Courses Julia K Johnson School of Earth and Space Exploration Arizona State University

  2. Observe this scene and think about the processes going on and how geology influences the life of the cows 01.04.a1

  3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  4. Goals of GLG101 • Teach students about scientific methods • Improve their observation and critical thinking skills • Learn key geologic concepts and processes • Help student understand the relevance of geology to their lives • Not hate science more as a result of taking the class

  5. Activites During Class • Less covering of content (more time for activities consistent with goals) • Time for student observations, interpretations, problem solving (critical thinking) • PowerPoint with interactive media • Think-Pair-Share, small-group discussions, and whole-class discussions • Meaningful demonstrations • CPS questions, including some from online quizzes

  6. Observe the location of cities with respect to mountains and valleys Caracas 15.00.a Landslide scars Caracas airport Caribbean Sea Alluvial fan

  7. Observe features near Japan Curving ridges Japan Oceanic trenches 03.00.a1e

  8. Observe the pattern of earthquakes (yellow dots) EQ in belts Mid-ocean ridges Southern Eurasia 03.02.a1 Trenches Mountain belts Sparse in some regions

  9. Assessment: Online Quizzes and Investigations

  10. Assessment: Concept-Sketch Exams