Learner-Centered Astronomy Teaching: Strategies for ASTRO 101

By Timothy F. Slater, Jeffrey P. Adams

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 24, 2002

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.

Additional Course Materials

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ISBN-10: 0-13-046630-1

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