Thomas Parham

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A growing body of geoscience education research suggests that many students in the American K-12 system do not fully understand key geoscience concepts. Moreover, early misunderstandings appear to persist even at the introductory undergraduate level. This thesis focuses on exploring the understanding of volcanic systems among American undergraduates via a(More)
Over twenty years of geoscience conceptions research has documented student-held misconceptions concerning a variety of earth science phenomena, processes, and systems (Cheek, 2010; and references therein). Studies have varied in the breadth and depth of their approach to assessing such misconception. For example, the seminal work of Libarkin and Anderson(More)
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