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ERIC Number: EJ890407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Comparing a Lecture with a Tutorial in Introductory Astronomy
LoPresto, Michael C.
Physics Education, v45 n2 p196-201 Mar 2010
In recent years, short question-and-answer activities known as lecture tutorials that are designed to help students work with and discover concepts for themselves, rather than simply being told about them (lectured to) have become a popular tool for learner-centred teaching of introductory college astronomy. Students on such a course are usually non-science majors fulfilling a general education requirement and have a limited background in mathematics. The following is a description of the development, use and assessment of a lecture tutorial. (Contains 2 figures, 1 footnote, and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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