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ERIC Number: EJ940537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1515
Seven Concepts for Effective Teaching
Fraknoi, Andrew
Astronomy Education Review, v10 n1 p010401-1-010401-3 Dec 2011
This essay is addressed to astronomers and astronomy students who will go into a school, college, or other educational setting and want to think more deeply about what happens in the learning process. These are seven key ideas for improving our teaching that those of us working in science education at all levels have found especially useful. These concepts are not original with me but are mostly borrowed from great teachers, educational researchers, and astronomy education pundits. Over the years, I have collected and refined such ideas and thought "AER" readers might enjoy thinking about them, too. The good news from research into effective astronomy teaching is that we "do" know how to teach well; but like everything worthwhile, it takes some effort to get good at it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
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