A.C.C.E.S.S. - Alternative Conceptions: a Comprehensive Examination of Space Science

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607857
Title:
A.C.C.E.S.S. - Alternative Conceptions: a Comprehensive Examination of Space Science
Authors:
Hicks, Adam Scott
Abstract:
This study was performed by giving an astronomy survey to fifth grade, eighth grade and introductory physics college students. A survey was developed with carefully selected “distracters,” common alternative conceptions that, combined with the phrasing of the question, are used to bring out the students‟ actual conceptions of the topics being probed: phases of the Moon, the tilt of the Earth‟s axis and the apparent movement of the sun and stars across the sky, and distances to various celestial objects in the solar system. Through the use of this survey, several alternate conceptions and the relative strength and resiliency of those alternative conceptions were discovered. Also, by examining the data, we determined which demographic factors affected susceptibility to these alternative conceptions. With the results from this study, new curricula and teaching strategies can be formed to address these alternative conceptions.
Affiliation:
Miami University
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607857
Submitted date:
2015-09-29
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
College Students
Construct:
Content Knowledge General Teaching Strategies Misconceptions
Content:
General/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Content
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorHicks, Adam Scotten
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T08:56:27Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T08:56:27Zen
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.date.submitted2015-09-29en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/607857en
dc.description.abstractThis study was performed by giving an astronomy survey to fifth grade, eighth grade and introductory physics college students. A survey was developed with carefully selected “distracters,” common alternative conceptions that, combined with the phrasing of the question, are used to bring out the students‟ actual conceptions of the topics being probed: phases of the Moon, the tilt of the Earth‟s axis and the apparent movement of the sun and stars across the sky, and distances to various celestial objects in the solar system. Through the use of this survey, several alternate conceptions and the relative strength and resiliency of those alternative conceptions were discovered. Also, by examining the data, we determined which demographic factors affected susceptibility to these alternative conceptions. With the results from this study, new curricula and teaching strategies can be formed to address these alternative conceptions.en
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dc.language.isoEnglish Paperen
dc.titleA.C.C.E.S.S. - Alternative Conceptions: a Comprehensive Examination of Space Scienceen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMiami Universityen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledge General Teaching Strategies Misconceptionsen
dc.istar.contentGeneral/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Contenten
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQuantitativeen
dc.istar.subjectCollege Studentsen
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