ERIC Number: EJ574604
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Teaching on Students' Definitions and Explanations of Astronomical Phenomena.
Learning and Instruction, v8 n5 p439-54 1998
A longitudinal study of the influence of education on children's ability to define and explain astronomical concepts was conducted with 20 students aged 10 and 11. At 2 months after the lessons, students recalled the explanations they were taught, but 4 years later they provided only everyday and inaccurate explanations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Research supported by a grant from the Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology at Clark University, Worchester, MA.