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
     
 

This volume highlights astronomy in the curriculum, and addresses how the teaching and learning of astronomy can be improved worldwide.See more details below

Overview

This volume highlights astronomy in the curriculum, and addresses 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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