ERIC Number: ED220266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Investigating Learning Mediators in the Planetarium Classroom.
Giles, Thomas; Bell, Paul E.
This study addressed problems of context organization and learning mediators in planetarium classrooms by testing a hypothesis that advance organizers and clustering singly and in combination would be more effective learning mediators than traditional planetarium instruction lacking these mediators. Subjects (N=832) received one of four treatments involving the same subject matter: (1) traditional lecture presentation; (2) instruction with clustering; (3) instruction with advance organizers provided by the planetarium teacher; and (4) instruction with clustering and with advance organizers provided by the planetarium teacher. Posttest results indicated that advance organizers and clustering applied singly improved results of instruction when compared with a traditional planetarium presentation not utilizing these mediators, suggesting their incorporation into planetarium presentations. (Author/SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science Education Research