275 Symposium--Teaching of Soils in the 21st Century

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Education and Outreach
This session will be open to a wide range of teaching related topics, including techniques, tools, needs, and challenges. Topics in this session should be focused on higher education issues.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 7:55 AM-4:00 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Florida Salon I-III

Eric C. Brevik
Eric C. Brevik
7:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:00 AM
The Soil Science Core Body of Knowledge: Defining and Agreeing Up On It and Prognosticating How It Might Need to Change to Suit Society's Demands.
Damien Field, The University of Sydney; Alex McBratney, Faculty of Agrculture and Environment, The University of Sydney; Tony Koppi, The University of Sydney
8:30 AM
Attraction Or Repulsion? Approaching Soils With University Students in Viçosa, Brazil.
8:45 AM
Land Degradation at the Cànyoles River Watershed. Teaching, Dissemination and Exchange of Ideas with Farmers Older Than 55.
Artemi Cerdïz½, University of Valencia; Cristina Civera, Universitat de València; María Fernández Raga, Universidad de León; Félix Ángel González Peñaloza, Universitat de València; Alicia Morugan, Universitat de València
9:00 AM
Off Campus Master of Science Degree Program in Soil Science.
Lesley A. Spokas, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Baoshan Xing, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Peter L.M. Veneman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
9:15 AM
Do-It-Your-Soil 2.0- Web-Based Training in Applied Soil Science.
Rainer Rees, ETH Zurich; Rainer Schulin, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
9:30 AM
Informative Or Worthless: Using Student Evaluations to Fine-Tune the Laboratory Experience.
Paula M. Gale, University of Tennessee-Martin; Barbara A. Darroch, University of Tennessee-Martin
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
Instructional Technologies and Their Impact On Soil Science Education.
John G. Graveel, Purdue University; Darrell G. Schulze, Purdue University; George E. Van Scoyoc, Purdue University
10:30 AM
Successes and Challenges of An Online International Course On African Development.
Darrell G. Schulze, Purdue University; George E. Van Scoyoc, Purdue University; Wilson Ng'etich, University of Eldoret; Pearson Mnkeni, University of Fort Hare
10:45 AM
Hybrid Teaching and Learning: A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Soil Science Instruction At Iowa State University.
Eric C. Brevik, Dickinson State University; Andrew Manu, Iowa State University; John W Schafer Jr., Iowa State university; Elvin Hasselman, Iowa State University
11:00 AM
Learning Behaviors, Strategies, and Patterns On Student Performance in An Online Soil Science Course.
Andrew Manu, Iowa State University; Matthew T. Streeter, University of Iowa; John W Schafer Jr., Iowa State university; Elvin Hasselman, Iowa State University
11:15 AM
Location-Based Tool Brings Soil Science Out of the Classroom Through Mobile Technology.
Maja Krzic, University of British Columbia; Kent Watson, Thompson Rivers University; Saeed Dyanatkar, University of British Columbia; Julie Wilson, University of British Columbia; Chris Crowley, University of British Columbia; Paul T. Sanborn, University of Northern British Columbia; Angela K. Bedard-Haughn, University of Saskatchewan; Nathan Basiliko, University of Toronto-Mississauga; Nathan Sidles, University of British Columbia
11:30 AM
Lunch Break
1:15 PM
Interdepartmental Problem-Based Seminars - An Effective Mechanism to Keep Soils in Undergraduate Science Education.
Russell D. Briggs, SUNY-ESF (College of Environmental Science & Forestry); Timothy R Toland, SUNY ESF
1:30 PM
Example Isn't Another Way to Teach, It Is the Only Way to Teach: Exercises in Soil Physics.
Naftali Lazarovitch, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Arthur Warrick, University of Arizona
1:45 PM
Land and Life: An Undergraduate General Education Soils Course.
John L. Havlin, North Carolina State University
2:00 PM
Critical Thinking and Learning in Soil Science Through Virtual Lab Activities.
Tyler Weldon, Auburn University; Leslie Cordie, Auburn University; Julie A Howe, Texas A&M University
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
Introducing Soils in the On-Line Learning Environment.
Joan R. Davenport, Washington State University; Valeria Nicoli Pietz, Washington State University
3:00 PM
Vibrant and Creative Ways To Teach Soils.
Alfred E. Hartemink, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Megan Balks, University of Waikato; Zueng Sang Chen, National Taiwan University; Patrick J. Drohan, Pennsylvania State University; Damien Field, The University of Sydney; Pavel Krasilnikov, Faculty of Soil Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University; David Lowe, Waikato; Martin C. Rabenhorst, University of Maryland-College Park; Kenneth Cornelius J. Van Rees, University of Saskatchewan; Peter Schad, Technical University of Munich; Louis Schipper, University of Waikato; Marthijn Sonneveld, Wageningen University; Christian Walter, Agrocampus Ouest
3:15 PM
Knowledge Surveys and Course-Based Learning Outcomes for Soil Science Courses.
Susan B. Edinger-Marshall, Humboldt State University; Edward B. Nuhfer, Humboldt State University
3:30 PM
Teaching Soils Using Online, Flexible and Distance Education Techniques for the 21st Century.
Benjamin P. Wilson, Charles Sturt University; Jason Condon, Charles Sturt University
3:45 PM
Effects of Active Learning Interventions On Student Learning Outcomes in a 250-Student Introductory Soils Course.
Anthony Hartshorn, Montana State University; Clifford Montagne, Montana State University
4:00 PM