The Developing and Field Testing of an Instrument Using the Planetariumto Evaluate the Attainment of the Concept of Annual Motion.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608037
Title:
The Developing and Field Testing of an Instrument Using the Planetariumto Evaluate the Attainment of the Concept of Annual Motion.
Authors:
Hayward, Robert R
Abstract:
The major problem of this study was the development of an instrument, the Planetarium Test on Annual Motion (ptam), that would use an observational format in the planetarium as a reasonable substitute for the real sky to evaluate the attainment of instructional objectives related to selected concepts on the annual motions of the sun, moon, and planets. The instrument was designed to evaluate student performance on 17 objectives, 3 processes of science, and 3 intellectual skills. Thirteen concepts on annual motion were developed. Seventeen behavioral objectives congruent with the concepts were developed and two items written for each objective. The 34-item instrument was field tested with 471 sixth-grade students who received one of three treatments: a planetarium program, a similar classroom program, and no instruction (control). Both the planetarium and classroom treatments produced general gains in achievement more than mastery of concepts. The planetarium was significantly superior to the classroom on many mean and criterion scores for content objectives and, in general, the planetarium instruction fared well on objectives requiring evaluation of observational relationships and higher skills using these observations
Issue Date:
1975
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608037
Submitted date:
2016-02-29
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Abstract Only
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Subjects:
Middle/Secondary School
Construct:
Content Knowledge
Content:
Sun-Earth-Moon (includes Seasons and Lunar Phases)
Specific Interests:
Assessment
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorHayward, Robert Ren
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:00:32Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:00:32Zen
dc.date.issued1975en
dc.date.submitted2016-02-29en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608037en
dc.description.abstractThe major problem of this study was the development of an instrument, the Planetarium Test on Annual Motion (ptam), that would use an observational format in the planetarium as a reasonable substitute for the real sky to evaluate the attainment of instructional objectives related to selected concepts on the annual motions of the sun, moon, and planets. The instrument was designed to evaluate student performance on 17 objectives, 3 processes of science, and 3 intellectual skills. Thirteen concepts on annual motion were developed. Seventeen behavioral objectives congruent with the concepts were developed and two items written for each objective. The 34-item instrument was field tested with 471 sixth-grade students who received one of three treatments: a planetarium program, a similar classroom program, and no instruction (control). Both the planetarium and classroom treatments produced general gains in achievement more than mastery of concepts. The planetarium was significantly superior to the classroom on many mean and criterion scores for content objectives and, in general, the planetarium instruction fared well on objectives requiring evaluation of observational relationships and higher skills using these observationsen
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dc.language.isoEnglish Abstract Onlyen
dc.titleThe Developing and Field Testing of an Instrument Using the Planetariumto Evaluate the Attainment of the Concept of Annual Motion.en
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.contentSun-Earth-Moon (includes Seasons and Lunar Phases)en
dc.istar.specificinterestsAssessmenten
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQuantitativeen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
dc.istar.subjectMiddle/Secondary Schoolen
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