Telling the Stars: A Quantitative Approach to Assessing the Use of Folk Tales in Science Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607900
Title:
Telling the Stars: A Quantitative Approach to Assessing the Use of Folk Tales in Science Education
Authors:
Meyers, Margaret B.
Abstract:
This research examines the impact of paired folk tales and science explanations on students in third through sixth grades who viewed program modules from the SkyTeller Project of Lynn Moroney and the Lunar and Planetary Institute of Houston, Texas. The audience consisted of over 3500 students in eight locations in the United States. Because few quantitative studies have been conducted to examine the use of stories in science education, the development of an instrument to assess students’ attitudes toward science and stories forms a major part of this research. During the final stage of testing, the revised instrument and methods found significant increase in positive attitude toward science after the presentations. Questionnaires, telephone calls, and on-site visits with program presenters and teachers confirmed quantitative results. Despite the difficulties of conducting large-scale studies and the traditionally small response compliance, quantitative assessment can provide useful information for evaluating storytelling media.
Affiliation:
East Tennessee State University
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607900
Submitted date:
2015-09-29
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Subjects:
Elementary Students
Construct:
Affective Belief/Identity Motivation/Attitude
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorMeyers, Margaret B.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T08:57:28Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T08:57:28Zen
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.date.submitted2015-09-29en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/607900en
dc.description.abstractThis research examines the impact of paired folk tales and science explanations on students in third through sixth grades who viewed program modules from the SkyTeller Project of Lynn Moroney and the Lunar and Planetary Institute of Houston, Texas. The audience consisted of over 3500 students in eight locations in the United States. Because few quantitative studies have been conducted to examine the use of stories in science education, the development of an instrument to assess students’ attitudes toward science and stories forms a major part of this research. During the final stage of testing, the revised instrument and methods found significant increase in positive attitude toward science after the presentations. Questionnaires, telephone calls, and on-site visits with program presenters and teachers confirmed quantitative results. Despite the difficulties of conducting large-scale studies and the traditionally small response compliance, quantitative assessment can provide useful information for evaluating storytelling media.en
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dc.language.isoEnglish Paperen
dc.titleTelling the Stars: A Quantitative Approach to Assessing the Use of Folk Tales in Science Educationen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentEast Tennessee State Universityen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructAffective Belief/Identity Motivation/Attitudeen
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQuantitativeen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
dc.istar.subjectElementary Studentsen
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