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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607931
Title:
Early Childhood Learning in Preschool Planetarium Programs
Authors:
Petrie, Kaylan Brae
Abstract:
Family groups comprise a significant percentage of the museum visitor population, and many programs are created specifically for young learners (Borun, 2008). One such learning environment is that of planetaria, where both live and pre-recorded programs are presented to introduce concepts in Earth and Space Science to young children. Pacific Science Center's Preschool Trip to the Moon live, interactive planetarium program was used as a context for exploring families' motivations for attending a planetarium show, their reactions to the show, and in particular what children learned from the show. Methods included adult questionnaires and child interviews. Adult motivation for attending the program was largely due to their own interest in astronomy or their desire for their child to be interested in astronomy, not because the child was already interested in the subject. Children expressed an interest in returning to the planetarium in the future, and many identified several features of the program that they enjoyed. Results pertaining to what children learned suggested a range of outcomes that were behavioral, observational, and conceptual. Future planetarium programming should incorporate support for adults in rooting this interest through informal education led by the adult.
Affiliation:
University of Washington
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607931
Submitted date:
2015-09-28
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Qualitative
Learning Environment:
Informal
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Subjects:
Pre-primary Students
Construct:
Content Knowledge Affective Belief/Identity Motivation/Attitude
Content:
General/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Content
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorPetrie, Kaylan Braeen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T08:58:10Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T08:58:10Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.date.submitted2015-09-28en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/607931en
dc.description.abstractFamily groups comprise a significant percentage of the museum visitor population, and many programs are created specifically for young learners (Borun, 2008). One such learning environment is that of planetaria, where both live and pre-recorded programs are presented to introduce concepts in Earth and Space Science to young children. Pacific Science Center's Preschool Trip to the Moon live, interactive planetarium program was used as a context for exploring families' motivations for attending a planetarium show, their reactions to the show, and in particular what children learned from the show. Methods included adult questionnaires and child interviews. Adult motivation for attending the program was largely due to their own interest in astronomy or their desire for their child to be interested in astronomy, not because the child was already interested in the subject. Children expressed an interest in returning to the planetarium in the future, and many identified several features of the program that they enjoyed. Results pertaining to what children learned suggested a range of outcomes that were behavioral, observational, and conceptual. Future planetarium programming should incorporate support for adults in rooting this interest through informal education led by the adult.en
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dc.titleEarly Childhood Learning in Preschool Planetarium Programsen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Washingtonen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentInformalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledge Affective Belief/Identity Motivation/Attitudeen
dc.istar.contentGeneral/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Contenten
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQualitativeen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
dc.istar.subjectPre-primary Studentsen
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