Transfer of Files
From: Lynn S. Fichter
Department of Geology and Environmental Science
This version is from the the 2014-2015 school year.> Note that the fonts are imbedded in this version, which means it can be edited only if you choose the option on opening to convert it into edible form. The fonts that then show up will be the ones on your computer that most closely match the ones I used. That often messes the spacing and line lengths. You need to replace my fonts with your own fonts that work for you.
The Perry Scheme Power Point - ENVT 200with fonts not imbedded. This version is for a different course (Environmental Systems Theory) and contains Perry scheme applications to that course's subject matter, but does not have the fonts imbedded so computers other than my own can edit it directly. The slides that deal strictly with the Perry scheme are 3-7, 9-11, 28, 51, 52, 54, 56, 58-62. You could strip out all the other slides and have a coherent presentation of the Perry scheme.
This is a questionaire . . .I ask students to fill out, usually before the class where I discuss the Perry scheme. It is unscientific; just my attempt to give students a chance to decide before the discussion which position fits with them best. After completing discussion of the scheme I have two slides at the end of the Power Point that indicate which statements on the questionaire fit with with Perry level.
The Power Point uses a tableoutlining the first six stages of Perry' scheme. This is a pdf of that table with certain parts of the text highlighted in red.
The same table as abovebut without text highlighted in red.
The NOS (Nature of Science) survey. We spend a class asking students to do a survey that indicates their personal philosophy of science (and their perceptions of reality). It is based on Monk, M. & Dillon, J. (Eds.) (1995). Learning to teach science: Activities for student teachers and mentors. There are two files. One is a pdf of the the survey questions, followed by tables for calculating scores, and finally descriptions of the five axes (relativism vs positivism; inductivism vs. inductivism, etc.) Two is the Power Point presentation that takes students through the survey.
The NOS Questionaire
The NOS survey Power Point
A Concise History of Human Cultural DevelopmentThe link above is to a time series diagram showing the main events in human cultural development. It has nothing directly to do with the Perry scheme or the NOS survey, except that in both courses we used the Perry scheme as backdrop to understanding human development and our relationship with the environment. It is 11 x 17. There are two power points that explore and explain the ideas in the table that are used in the two courses. Let me know if you would like to see them.
Job Satisfaction in the Geosciences and Other FieldsBelow is a link to a power point created by Steve Baedke (Geology/Environmental Science; JMU) on job satisfaction in the geosciences and other fields. Note this data is for people 1 year out of school. The presentation is used in a GenEd introductory class.
Power Point: What Do Geologists Do: compiled by Steve Baedke