MISCONCEPTION BASED CURRICULUM RESTRUCTURING FOR FRESHMEN EARTH SCIENCE STUDENTS VIA MOON JOURNAL PROJECTS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607925
Title:
MISCONCEPTION BASED CURRICULUM RESTRUCTURING FOR FRESHMEN EARTH SCIENCE STUDENTS VIA MOON JOURNAL PROJECTS
Authors:
Ojala, Eric Todd
Abstract:
This project had the goal of taking the first earth science student project of the year, a journal of one lunar cycle, and modifying its curriculum to achieve higher student participation and scores. In addition a major aim was to improve the mastery of astronomy themed concepts within that thematic unit, especially as measured with common misconceptions related to its content. The treatment incorporated new or redesigned activities, use of models, labs, and unit assignments, assessment strategies, and measured academic growth using a newly implemented pretest and posttest. These results were compared to a pretest and posttest given on the subsequent thematic unit where curriculum was not modified. Data gathered showed that the curriculum that was reworked enabled greater test score growth despite challenges in student moon journal participation and scoring.
Affiliation:
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607925
Submitted date:
2016-02-29
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Evaluation
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
Middle/Secondary School
Construct:
Content Knowledge
Content:
Sun-Earth-Moon (includes Seasons and Lunar Phases)
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorOjala, Eric Todden
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T08:58:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T08:58:01Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.date.submitted2016-02-29en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/607925en
dc.description.abstractThis project had the goal of taking the first earth science student project of the year, a journal of one lunar cycle, and modifying its curriculum to achieve higher student participation and scores. In addition a major aim was to improve the mastery of astronomy themed concepts within that thematic unit, especially as measured with common misconceptions related to its content. The treatment incorporated new or redesigned activities, use of models, labs, and unit assignments, assessment strategies, and measured academic growth using a newly implemented pretest and posttest. These results were compared to a pretest and posttest given on the subsequent thematic unit where curriculum was not modified. Data gathered showed that the curriculum that was reworked enabled greater test score growth despite challenges in student moon journal participation and scoring.en
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dc.language.isoEnglish Paperen
dc.titleMISCONCEPTION BASED CURRICULUM RESTRUCTURING FOR FRESHMEN EARTH SCIENCE STUDENTS VIA MOON JOURNAL PROJECTSen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMONTANA STATE UNIVERSITYen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Evaluationen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.contentSun-Earth-Moon (includes Seasons and Lunar Phases)en
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQuantitativeen
dc.istar.subjectMiddle/Secondary Schoolen
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