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Riggs, Eric Professor


The Riggs Group studies many related aspects of teaching, learning and cognition in the geosciences.

We work to understanding how people learn and develop expertise in complex geological settings through the lens of embodied cognition and culturally-mediated cognition, including international or cross-cultural learning situations. We seek to understand how to connect the whole person to science from an asset-based perspective.

Recent work includes studies of academic field choice in geology as a function of gender, and the role of gendered experience in field-based learning environments and the resulting influence on career paths.

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  • Research Scientist