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Buck Bracey, Zoë E. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
This article presents the results of exploratory research with community college students from non-dominant linguistic backgrounds (NDLB) in an introductory astronomy class as they collaborated to reconstruct dynamic cosmology visualizations through drawing. Data included student discourse during the drawing activity, post-activity interviews, and…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Astronomy, Science Education
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Wallace, Colin S.; Prather, Edward E.; Duncan, Douglas K. – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
This is the final paper in a five-paper series describing our national study of the teaching and learning of cosmology in general education astronomy college-level courses. A significant portion of this work was dedicated to the development of five new "Lecture-Tutorials" that focus on addressing the conceptual and reasoning difficulties that our…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Introductory Courses, General Education
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Tolliver, Derise E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Africentrism is a conceptual framework that is rooted in the epistemology, cosmology, and axiology of the indigenous African worldview. Understanding the basic principles and values of this transformative paradigm can inform doctoral programs' efforts to enhance inclusion by undoing practices of marginalization and hegemony.
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, World Views, Doctoral Programs, Inclusion
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Kragh, Helge – Science & Education, 2011
Cosmology in its current meaning of the science of the universe is a topic that attracts as much popular as scientific interest. This paper argues that modern cosmology and its philosophical aspects should have a prominent place in science education. In the context of science teaching a partly historical approach is recommended, in particular an…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Correlation
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Belenkiy, Ari – Physics Teacher, 2015
Recently much attention has been paid to the history of the discovery of Hubble's law--the linear relation between the rate of recession of the remote galaxies and distance to them from Earth. Though historians of cosmology now mention several names associated with this law instead of just one, the motivation of each actor of that remarkable…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Astronomy, Space Sciences, Space Exploration
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Brooke, Mark; Monbec, Laetitia; Tilakaratna, Namala – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper comprises findings from three parallel case studies within the broad framework of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). These provide results from classroom-based action research conducted over two years working with Semantics, Specialisation and axiological cosmologies from Legitimation Code Theory (LCT). Each author shares how one or…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ford, Derek R.; Zhao, Weili – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
It's not uncommon for people to make reference to atmospheres, including in relationship with educational spaces. In this article, we investigate educational atmospheres by turning to Western and Chinese literature on the air and wind. We pursue this task in three phases. First, we examine the Western literature to see the possible strings of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Confucianism, Linguistics
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Wallace, Colin S.; Prather, Edward E.; Duncan, Douglas K. – Astronomy Education Review, 2011
This is the first in a series of five articles describing a national study of general education astronomy students' conceptual and reasoning difficulties with cosmology. In this paper, we describe the process by which we designed four new surveys to assess general education astronomy students' conceptual cosmology knowledge. These surveys focused…
Descriptors: General Education, Astronomy, Surveys, Evolution
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Bagdonas, Alexandre; Silva, Cibelle Celestino – Science & Education, 2015
Educators advocate that science education can help the development of more responsible worldviews when students learn not only scientific concepts, but also about science, or "nature of science". Cosmology can help the formation of worldviews because this topic is embedded in socio-cultural and religious issues. Indeed, during the Cold…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Religion, Science Education
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Huwe, Paul; Field, Scott – Physics Teacher, 2015
Recent and exciting discoveries in astronomy and cosmology have inspired many high school students to learn about these fields. A particularly fascinating consequence of general relativity at the forefront of modern cosmology research is gravitational lensing, the bending of light rays that pass near massive objects. Gravitational lensing enables…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Physics, Astronomy, High School Students
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Govender, Nadaraj – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper explores final-year physical sciences preservice teachers' religious and scientific views regarding the origin of the universe and life. Data was obtained from 10 preservice teachers from individual in-depth interviews conducted at the end of the Science Method module. Their viewpoints were analyzed using coding, sorting, and…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Moses, Russell G. – Educational Theory, 2017
In this essay, Russell G. Moses argues that Charles Sanders Peirce's article "Evolutionary Love" establishes a general normative framework for a logic of evolutionary, progressive imagination that can be used to elucidate an evolutionary continuity between the normative works of Jane Addams, John Dewey, and Alain Locke. This exercise…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teaching Methods, Models, Progressive Education
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Wallace, Colin S.; Prather, Edward E.; Duncan, Douglas K. – Astronomy Education Review, 2012
This is the third of five papers detailing our national study of general education astronomy students' conceptual and reasoning difficulties with cosmology. In this paper, we use item response theory to analyze students' responses to three out of the four conceptual cosmology surveys we developed. The specific item response theory model we use is…
Descriptors: General Education, Astronomy, Probability, Item Response Theory
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Price, Elizabeth Box – Religious Education, 2008
Christian Religious Education recognizes the crisis in perception caused by eroding cosmologies and engages persons in the reformulating of Christian stories that negate a limiting materialism perpetuating consumerism destructive to life. A course is developed for theological students in which they may become aware of cosmology and its New Story,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Religious Education, Christianity, Spiritual Development
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Egdall, Ira Mark – Physics Teacher, 2014
In this paper, I describe a lay course in special relativity (SR) given at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI's) at Florida International University and the University of Miami. Courses are also offered in general relativity quantum theory cosmology the nature of time, and the fine-tuned universe. Each course is presented in six…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Lifelong Learning, Physics
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