403, Geological Sciences
Phone: +64 3 364 2987
Internal Phone: ext. 7697 (4th floor corridor)
I am interested in how students learn, and how we teach geosciences at a university-level. My previous academic background is in field geology, petrology, volcanology, and economic geology. After completion of my Masters in Canada, I decided to move into Geoscience Education.
My interests in Geoscience and Science education are primary focused on the pedagogy and use of social constructivist learning environments and situated learning environments (such as group work, role plays, simulations and field work).
Using ‘role-play’ in virtual and face-to-face learning environments to increase learning gains, student engagement, and practical skill development for volcanology, volcanic hazards and geothermal resource exploration concepts.
Geoscience Education Publications
Dohaney, J., Brogt, E., & Kennedy, B. (In Press). Successful Curriculum Development and Evaluation of Group Work in an Introductory Mineralogy Laboratory. Journal of Geoscience Education.
Dohaney, J., Joseph, J.M.R., Andrews, G.D.M. Interactive bibliography and database of Chilcotin Group basalts (NTS 82E, L, M; 83D, H; 92H, I, J, O, P; 93A, B, C, F, G, J, K, L) south-central British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6286, CD-ROM.
Dohaney, J.; Andrews, G.D.M.; Russell, J.K.; and Anderson, R.G. (compilers) 2010. Distribution of the Chilcotin Group, Taseko Lake and Bonaparte Lake map areas; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6344, 1 sheet, 1:50 000 Scale
Recent Conference Proceedings
The Volcanic Hazards Simulation: Students behaving expert-like when faced with challenging, authentic tasks during a simulated Volcanic Crisis. Presented at the AGU Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco.
Volcanic Hazards Simulation: A Collaborative Role-Play Exercise using Multiple Synchronous Time Series Datasets to Perform Volcanic Forecasting and Hazard Management. Presented at GSA 2010, and the Nanyang Geoscience Roundtable (Can Plinian Eruptions be Forecast? Philippines)
The Geothermal Game: An Authentic, Problem-based Simulation Used to Teach Geothermal Energy Exploration and Exploitation Concepts
The Case for Prolonged Neogene Regional Uplift in BC’s Interior Plateau
Undergraduate Research Projects on Mt. Doom in New Zealand: A new model for Study Abroad Experiences
Successful Group Work in an Introductory Mineralogy Lab Setting