Learner-Centered Astronomy Teaching: Strategies for ASTRO 101 / Edition 1

Learner-Centered Astronomy Teaching: Strategies for ASTRO 101 / Edition 1

by Timothy F. Slater, Jeffrey P. Adams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130466301

ISBN-13: 9780130466303

Pub. Date: 07/24/2002

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

This book provides a wealth of astronomy knowledge designed for the non-science major. Presents thorough coverage of the big ideas in astronomy. For self-study purposes for those interested in astronomy.

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This book provides a wealth of astronomy knowledge designed for the non-science major. Presents thorough coverage of the big ideas in astronomy. For self-study purposes for those interested in astronomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130466303
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
07/24/2002
Series:
Pearson Series in Educational Innovation: Instructor Resources for Astronomy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. Goals and Objectives.

3. Teaching for Understanding: Recent Results from Physics and Astronomy Education Research.

4. Designing an Effective Syllabus.

5. Lecturing for Active Participation.

6. Implementing Small-Group Collaborative Learning.

7. Strategies for Writing Effective Multiple-Choice Test Items.

8. Alternatives to Multiple-Choice Tests.

9. Course Evaluations: Finding Out What's Working...and What Isn't.

10. The Teaching Portfolio: Demonstrating Excellence in Teaching.

Appendix A: Seasonal Stars Lecture Tutorial.

Appendix B: Sample Think-Pair-Share Questions.

Appendix C: Astronomy Diagnostic Test.

Appendix D: Bloom's Taxonomy.

Appendix E: Collaborative Learning Tasks.

Appendix F: Sample Learning Objectives.

Appendix G: Attitude Survey.

Appendix H. Astronomy Education Research Annotated Bibliography.

References.

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