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Publications

The work below could be classified as “learning science” since it sits at the interface between science education and cognitive science. To aid you in looking through this publication list, I have subdivided these publications into classic categories of “Cognitive Science Research”, “Science Education Research”, and “Curriculum & Instruction Research”.
* Dr. Libarkin’s papers in tectonics are also listed.
* CLICK each heading to expand or collapse the list of publications.

Cognitive Science Research

Petcovic, H.L., Libarkin, J.C., and Baker, K.M., 2009, An empirical methodology for investgation in the field: Journal of Geoscience Education, JGE, v. 57, n. 4, p.316-328

Libarkin, J.C., and Anderson, S.W., 2006, The Geoscience Concept Inventory: Application of Rasch Analysis to Concept Inventory Development in Higher Education: in Applications of Rasch Measurement in Science Education, ed. X. Liu and W. Boone: JAM Publishers, p.45-73


Science Education Research

Clark, S. K. and Libarkin, J.C., in press, Designing a mixed-format research instrument and scoring rubric: Case study of a plate tectonics instrument. In A. Feig & A. Stokes (Eds.) Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America Special Paper.

Libarkin, J.C., and Ward, E.M.G., in press, Qualitative underpinnings of quantitative concept inventory questions. In A. Feig & A. Stokes (Eds.) Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America Special Paper.

Asghar, A.A., and Libarkin, J.C., 2010, Gravity, magnetism, and "down": Non-physics college students’ conceptions of gravity: The Science Educator, v. 19, n. 1, p. 42-55. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., 2008, Concept Inventories in Higher Education Science. Prepared for the National Research Council Promising Practices in Undergraduate STEM Education Workshop 2 (Washington, D.C., Oct. 13-14, 2008). Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., and Anderson, S.W., 2007, Development of the Geoscience Concept Inventory, in Proceedings of the National STEM Assessment Conference, Washington DC, October 19-21, 2006, p. 148-158. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., Kurdziel, J.P., and Anderson, S.W., 2007, College student conceptions of geological time and the disconnect between ordering and scale: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 55, p. 413-422. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J.P., 2006, Ontology and the teaching of earth system science: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 54, p. 408-413. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., and Anderson, S.W., 2005, Assessment of learning in entry-level geoscience courses: Results from the Geoscience Concept Inventory: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 53, p. 394-401. Download PDF

Dahl, J., Anderson, S.W., and Libarkin, J.C., 2005, Digging into Earth Science: Alternative conceptions held by K-12 teachers: Journal of Science Education, v. 12, p. 65-68. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., Anderson, S., sDahl, J., sBeilfuss, M., Boone, W., and Kurdziel, J., 2005, College students’ ideas about geologic time, Earth’s interior, and Earth’s crust: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 53, n. 1, p. 17-26.

Sussman, A.J., Rogers, A., Libarkin, J.C., 2005, Analysis and ranking of Earth Science story-books based on terminology, illustrations, and demographics: WEPAN/NAMEPA 2005 Conference Proceedings.

Libarkin, J.C., Crockett, C., and Sadler, P., 2003, Density on dry land: Demonstrations without buoyancy challenge student misconceptions: The Science Teacher, v. 70, no. 6, p. 46-50. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., 2001, Development of an assessment of student conception of the nature of science: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 49, p. 435-442. Download PDF

Geoscience Education Research Columns

Journal of Geoscience Education “Research (Methodologies) in Science Education” columns are available online at:
http://www.nagt.org/nagt/jge/columns/methodologies.html

Stokes, A., King, H., and Libarkin, J.C., 2007, Research in Science Education: Threshold Concepts, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 55, p. 434-438. Download PDF

Petcovic, H.L., and Libarkin, J.C., 2007, Research in Science Education: The Expert-Novice Continuum, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 55, p. 333-339. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J.P., 2004, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Human Subjects and Education Research, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 52, p. 199-203.

Kurdziel, J. P., and Libarkin, J.C., 2003, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Training Graduate Teaching Assistants to Teach: Journal of Geoscience Education, v.51, p. 347-351. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J., 2003, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Gender and the Geosciences: Journal of Geoscience Education, v.51, p. 446-452. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., Kurdziel, J., and Beilfuss, M., 2003, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Mental Models and Cognition in Education: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 51, p. 121-126. Download PDF

Kurdziel, J., and Libarkin, J.C., 2002, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Undergraduate Research Mentoring, Teacher Workshops, and K-12 Outreach Activities: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, p. 602-609. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., and Brick, C., 2002, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Visualization in the Geosciences: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, p. 449-455. Download PDF

Kurdziel, J., and Libarkin, J.C., 2002, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Students’ Ideas About the Nature of Science: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, p. 322-329. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J., 2002, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Qualitative Data: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, p. 195-200. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J., 2002, Research Methodologies in Science Education: The Qualitative/Quantitative Debate: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, p. 78-86. Download PDF

Kurdziel, J., and Libarkin, J.C., 2001, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Assessing Students’ Alternative Conceptions: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 49, p. 378-383. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J., 2001, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Strategies for Productive Assessment: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 49, p. 300-304. Download PDF


Curriculum & Instruction Research

Libarkin, J.C., and Stokes, A., in press, The Moon Has No Gravity: Examples of Idea Mixing in Explanations of Physical Processes, Planet.

Clark, S.K., Sibley, D., Libarkin, J.C., and Heidemann, M., 2009, A novel method to teaching and understanding transformations of matter in dynamic Earth systems: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 57, n. 4, p. 233-241.

Libarkin, J.C., 2006, College student conceptions of geological phenomena and their importance in classroom instruction: Planet, v. 17, p. 6-9. REPRINTED: Libarkin, J.C., 2007, College student conceptions of geological phenomena and their importance in classroom instruction: First Break, v. 25, p. 55-60.

Libarkin, J.C., 2006, Geoscience Education in the United States: Planet, v. 17, p. 60-63.
REPRINTED: Libarkin, J.C., 2007, Geoscience Education in the United States: First Break, v. 25, p. 49-53.

Truscott, J.B., Boyle, A., Burkill, S., Libarkin, J., and Lonsdale, J., 2006, The concept of time: can it be fully realised and taught?: Planet, v. 17, p. 21-23.

Libarkin, J.C., 2005, Geoscience Educators in Geology Departments; Expectations and Experiences: NAS Workshop on Education Research in STEM Disciplinary Departments, Dec. 5, 2005.
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/cfe/STEM_Disciplines_Agenda.html

Libarkin, J.C. and Mencke, R., 2001, Students teaching students: Peer training in undergraduate education: The Journal of College Science Teaching, v. 31, p. 235-239.

Wood, D.A., Hart, J., DeToro, D., Tollefson, S., and Libarkin, J.C., 2001, The Role of Graduate Teaching Assistants in Undergraduate Education: Embracing a New Model of Teaching and Learning, in "Student Assisted Teaching and Learning: Strategies, Models, and Outcomes", ed. Miller, J.E., Groccia, J.E., and Dibasio, D., Anker Publishers, 250 pp.

Other Science Education Publications

Libarkin, J.C., Elkins, J.T., McNeal, K., and St. John, K., 2010, Editorial: What role do geoscientists play in society?: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 58, p. 1.

Libarkin, J.C., Elkins, J.T., and St. John, K., 2009, Editorial: Evolution of JGE: Responding to Our Community’s Needs: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 57, p. 165-167. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., 2008, Acceptance Speech for 2007 Shea Award: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 56, p. 191.

Libarkin, J.C., 2005, Conceptions, Cognition, and Change: Student Thinking about the Earth: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 53, p. 342 (Editorial for the Special Issue on Conceptions, Cognition, and Change). http://nagt.org/nagt/jge/columns/editorials.html#edv53n4

Libarkin, J.C., 2002, Building a Research Paradigm, written for the Wingspread Conference: Bringing Research on Learning to the Geosciences
http://serc.carleton.edu/research_on_learning/workshop02/essays.html


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Tectonics and Stratigraphy Research Published by Dr. Libarkin

Garzione, C.N., Hoke, G.D., Libarkin, J.C., Withers, S., MacFadden, B., Eiler, J., Mulch, A., Ghosh, P., 2008, The Rise of the Andes: Pulsed Surface Uplift in Orogenic Plateaus: Science, v. 320, p. 1304-1307.

Riihimaki, C., and Libarkin, J.C., 2007, Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclides as Paleoaltimetric Proxies, in Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, v. 66: Paleoelevation: geochemical and thermodynamic approaches, Ed. M. Kohn, p. 269-278.

Coblentz, D., Libarkin, J.C., Sussman, A., and Chase, C.G., 2007, Paleolithospheric structure revealed by continental geoid anomalies: Tectonophysics, v. 443, p.106-120. Download PDF

Farley, K.A., Libarkin, J., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Amidon, W., 2006, Cosmogenic 3He in apatite, titanite, and zircon: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 248, p. 436-446. Download PDF

Garzione, C.N., Molnar, P., Libarkin, J.C., and MacFadden, B.J., 2007, Reply to Comment on "Rapid late Miocene rise of the Bolivian Altiplano: Evidence for removal of mantle lithosphere” by Garzione et al. (2006), Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 241 (2006) 543-556: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 259, p. 630-633. Download PDF

Garzione, C.N., Molnar, P., Libarkin, J.C., and MacFadden, B.J., 2006, Rapid Late Miocene rise of the Bolivian Altiplano: Evidence for removal of mantle lithosphere: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 241, p. 543-556. Download PDF

Libarkin, J., Farley, K., Spell, T., and Garzione, C., 2005, Cosmogenic noble gases as potential paleoaltimeters: Paleoelevation Workshop Extended Abstract.

Garzione, C.N, Libarkin, J.C., Ghosh, P., Eiler, J., 2005, Oxygen Isotope Paleoaltimetry from Paleosol Carbonates: An Example from the Northern Altiplano, Bolivia: Paleoelevation Workshop Extended Abstract.

Libarkin, J.C., and Chase, C.G., 2003, Comment on Timing of Colorado Plateau Uplift: Initial constraints from vesicular basalt-derived paleoelevations: Geology, v. 31, p. 191-192.

Chase, C.G., Libarkin, J.C., and Sussman, A., 2002, Colorado Plateau: Geoid and means of isostatic support: International Geology Review, v. 44, p. 575-587. REPRINTED: Chase, C. G., Libarkin, J. C., and Sussman, A. J., 2003, Colorado Plateau; geoid and means of isostatic support: International Book Series: Lithosphere of western North America and its geophysical characterization, Ernst, W. Gary, editor. Columbia, MD: Bellwether Publishing for the Geological Society of America, p. 391-403.

Libarkin, J.C., Quade, J., Chase, C.G., Poths, J., McIntosh, W., 2002, Measurement of ancient cosmogenic 21Ne in quartz from the 28 Ma Fish Canyon Tuff, CO: Chemical Geology, v. 186, p. 199-213. Download PDF

Libarkin, J.C., Butler, R.F., Richards, D.R., and Sempere, T., 1998, Tertiary remagnetization of Paleozoic rocks from the Eastern Cordillera and Sub-Andean Zone of Bolivia: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 103, p.30,417-30,429.

McCartan, L., Weedman, S.D., Wingard, G.L., Edwards, L.E., Sugarman, P.J., Feigenson, M.D., Buursink, M.L., and Libarkin, J.C., 1995, Age and diagenesis of the Upper Floridan aquifer and the intermediate aquifer systems in southwestern Florida: U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin B-2122, 62 pp.

Weedman, S.D., Scott, T.M., Edwards, L.E., Brewster-Wingard, G.L., and Libarkin, J.C., 1995, Preliminary analysis of integrated stratigraphic data from the Phred-#1 corehole, Indian River County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 95-824, 63 p.

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