Teaching and Learning Astronomy: Effective Strategies for Educators Worldwide

Teaching and Learning Astronomy: Effective Strategies for Educators Worldwide

by Jay Pasachoff, John Percy, Jay M. Pasachoff, John R. Percy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521115396

ISBN-13: 9780521115391

Pub. Date: 07/02/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Based on papers and posters presented by experts at a Special Session of the International Astronomical Union, this volume highlights the many places for astronomy in the curriculum. It covers relevant education research and "best practice"; strategies for pre-service and in-service teacher education; the use of the Internet and other technologies; and the role that…  See more details below

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Based on papers and posters presented by experts at a Special Session of the International Astronomical Union, this volume highlights the many places for astronomy in the curriculum. It covers relevant education research and "best practice"; strategies for pre-service and in-service teacher education; the use of the Internet and other technologies; and the role that planetariums, observatories, science centers, and organizations can play. It concludes by addressing how the teaching and learning of astronomy can be improved worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521115391
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/02/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Why astronomy is useful and should be included in the school curriculum10
2Astronomy and mathematics education14
3Engaging gifted science students through astronomy27
4Astronomy education research down under44
5A contemporary review of K-16 astronomy education research58
6Implementing astronomy education research66
7The Astronomy Education Review : report on a new journal80
8Textbooks for K-12 astronomy97
9Distance/Internet astronomy education104
10Pre-service astronomy education of teachers139
11In-service astronomy education of teachers146
12Astronomy, pseudoscience and rational thinking164
13Astronomical pseudosciences in North America172
14Teaching astronomy in other cultures : archeoastronomy181
15Astronomy curriculum for developing countries197
16Science education resources for developing countries206
17What makes informal education programs successful? : (total solar eclipse 2001 - live from Africa)217
18The role of science centers and planetariums221
19Science education for the new century - a European perspective227
20Communicating astronomy to the public235
21A short overview of astronomical education carried out by the IAU249

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