ERIC Number: EJ836324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
The First Big Wave of Astronomy Education Research Dissertations and Some Directions for Future Research Efforts
Slater, Timothy F.
Astronomy Education Review, v7 n1 p1-12 2008
The past several years have presented the astronomy education research community with a host of foundational research dissertations in the teaching and learning of astronomy. These PhD candidates have been studying the impact of instructional innovations on student learning and systematically validating astronomy learning assessment instruments, both of which are important foundational work for the astronomy education research community. These efforts provide substantial weight to an argument that astronomy education research is maturing into a substantial disciplinary research field with many rich questions to pursue in the future.
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Astronomy, Science Education, Educational Research, Science Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Research Needs, Measures (Individuals), Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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