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ERIC Number: EJ1005875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1515
Informal Science Educators' Pedagogical Choices and Goals for Learners: The Case of Planetarium Professionals
Plummer, Julia D.; Small, Kim J.
Astronomy Education Review, v12 n1 p010105-1?010105-16 Dec 2013
This study extends our understanding of the goals, beliefs, and pedagogical choices made by planetarium professionals. Interviews were conducted with planetarium professionals (N = 36) to assess their goals for audiences and beliefs about the design of the learning environment. Classification of participants, according to a six-facet framework on effective learning environment design, suggests a range of perspectives on the design of the learning environment that primarily include learner-centered, motivationally-oriented, socioculturally-centered, and physically-oriented perspectives. Results also point to the importance of considering increased opportunities for professionalism in the field of planetarium education. (Contains 1 table and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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