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On the Cutting Edge: Teaching Help for Geoscience Faculty

Science  26 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5969, pp. 1095-1096
DOI: 10.1126/science.1183028

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In contrast to science, which makes progress at the level of the community and where individual work builds on all that has come before, teaching science has often been an individual enterprise. Typically, faculty create courses in isolation, without the benefit of knowledge of others' classroom experiences or research on how students learn (1, 2). Building a culture of sharing and communal improvement in support of undergraduate geoscience teaching is the goal of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program.