Traditional Planetarium Programming Versus Participatory Planetarium Programming

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607821
Title:
Traditional Planetarium Programming Versus Participatory Planetarium Programming
Authors:
Fletcher, Jack K
Abstract:
This study was undertaken to experimentally compare a participatory planetarium program with a traditional lecture-demonstration planetarium program, using the same astronomical concept. The following null hypotheses were developed for this study: 1. There is no difference between the achievement of students who experience a participatory planetarium program and the achievement of students who experience a traditional planetarium program; 2. There is no interaction between the two methods used to present a planetarium program and the time when the students are tested for achievement; and 3. There is no interaction between the two methods used to present a planetarium program and whether the program is presented for the first or second time. The nonexistence of a standardized astronomy test, which would test the retention of cognitive knowledge presented in the experiment, required that a twenty question multiple choice test be developed to test the selected astronomical concepts taught. Eight of the twenty multiple choice questions were application items with the remainder being rote memory items. A pilot study was conducted to establish the reliability of the test, and a panel of judges consisting of educators and planetarium directors, considered by their peers to be experts in the field of planetarium education, were selected to establish the content validity of the test.
Affiliation:
Arnim D. Hummel Planetarium; Eastern Kentucky University (KY)
Journal:
School Science and Mathematics
Issue Date:
1-Jan-1980
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607821
Submitted date:
2016-03-13
Document Source:
Peer Reviewed
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Subjects:
Middle/Secondary School
Construct:
General Teaching Strategies
Content:
General/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Content
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Jack Ken
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:03:53Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:03:53Zen
dc.date.issued1980-01-01en
dc.date.submitted2016-03-13en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/607821en
dc.description.abstractThis study was undertaken to experimentally compare a participatory planetarium program with a traditional lecture-demonstration planetarium program, using the same astronomical concept. The following null hypotheses were developed for this study: 1. There is no difference between the achievement of students who experience a participatory planetarium program and the achievement of students who experience a traditional planetarium program; 2. There is no interaction between the two methods used to present a planetarium program and the time when the students are tested for achievement; and 3. There is no interaction between the two methods used to present a planetarium program and whether the program is presented for the first or second time. The nonexistence of a standardized astronomy test, which would test the retention of cognitive knowledge presented in the experiment, required that a twenty question multiple choice test be developed to test the selected astronomical concepts taught. Eight of the twenty multiple choice questions were application items with the remainder being rote memory items. A pilot study was conducted to establish the reliability of the test, and a panel of judges consisting of educators and planetarium directors, considered by their peers to be experts in the field of planetarium education, were selected to establish the content validity of the test.en
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dc.titleTraditional Planetarium Programming Versus Participatory Planetarium Programmingen
dc.typePeer Revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentArnim D. Hummel Planetariumen
dc.contributor.departmentEastern Kentucky University (KY)en
dc.identifier.journalSchool Science and Mathematicsen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructGeneral Teaching Strategiesen
dc.istar.contentGeneral/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Contenten
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQuantitativeen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
dc.istar.subjectMiddle/Secondary Schoolen
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