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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607981
Title:
INTRODUCING A LAB COMPONENT INTO AN ASTRONOMY 101 LECTURE COURSE
Authors:
Whitmer, Wendy D.
Abstract:
This descriptive study follows the work of an Astronomy 101 Community College instructor during the transition of a lecture based course to a lecture/lab course. The transition occurred because of the addition of a planetarium and computer lab to a new campus science building and the instructor’s desire to update his course. This paper discusses the process of transition, including a conceptual framework for the transition, establishing course goals, finding and implementing labs, and examining and analyzing student assessment data to measure the effectiveness of the labs. Instructional and pedagogical changes are also presented. The most significant finding of this study was the increase in student engagement in the astronomy content due to the implementation of a lab component.
Affiliation:
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607981
Submitted date:
2016-02-29
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Evaluation
Empirical Methodology:
Qualitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
College Students
Construct:
Affective Belief/Identity Motivation/Attitude General Teaching Strategies
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorWhitmer, Wendy D.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T08:59:20Zen
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dc.date.issued2012en
dc.date.submitted2016-02-29en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/607981en
dc.description.abstractThis descriptive study follows the work of an Astronomy 101 Community College instructor during the transition of a lecture based course to a lecture/lab course. The transition occurred because of the addition of a planetarium and computer lab to a new campus science building and the instructor’s desire to update his course. This paper discusses the process of transition, including a conceptual framework for the transition, establishing course goals, finding and implementing labs, and examining and analyzing student assessment data to measure the effectiveness of the labs. Instructional and pedagogical changes are also presented. The most significant finding of this study was the increase in student engagement in the astronomy content due to the implementation of a lab component.en
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dc.titleINTRODUCING A LAB COMPONENT INTO AN ASTRONOMY 101 LECTURE COURSEen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMONTANA STATE UNIVERSITYen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Evaluationen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructAffective Belief/Identity Motivation/Attitude General Teaching Strategiesen
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQualitativeen
dc.istar.subjectCollege Studentsen
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