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Intellectual Evolution Across an Academic Landscape

Rebecca Z. German

in The Paleobiological Revolution

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226748610
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226748597 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0022
Intellectual Evolution Across an Academic Landscape

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This chapter offers insights into the author's experience as a student of paleobiology during the 1970s. It suggests that the author's relationship with her mentors including David Raup, Tom Schopf, and Stephen Jay Gould highlights the role of pedagogy during the paleobiological revolution. This chapter also discusses how formal and informal instruction shaped the next generation of paleobiologists and provides a glimpse of the field not normally accessible through published research.

Keywords: paleobiology; mentors; David Raup; Tom Schopf; Stephen Jay Gould; pedagogy; paleobiological revolution; informal instruction

Chapter.  3007 words. 

Subjects: Palaeontology

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