The behavioral selection of planetarium concepts appropriate for second grade students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608041
Title:
The behavioral selection of planetarium concepts appropriate for second grade students
Authors:
Akey, John Miles
Abstract:
Reported is an evaluation of a planetarium curriculum for elementary students at the primary level in terms of student behavior. Five sub-problems were investigated which related to which concepts could be learned by the planetarium-experience and which concepts were retained after a two-week time lapse. The One-Group Pretest-Posttest Design was used with six classes to assess the appropriateness of 11 to 16 behavioral objectives prepared for each of three planetarium programs. Evaluation instruments were prepared by using the criterion tests written into each objective. A Chi-square test was used to correlate retention with time spent by teachers postteaching the concepts. Analysis of the data showed that the experience resulted in a significant increase in the level of student understanding for 39 concepts, 24 of which were significantly understood prior to the experience. Some of the concepts proved to be too complex. Almost all of the major concepts presented were significantly retained after a two-week lapse. It was also determined that there was a positive correlation between the students' retention with the time spent by teachers in postteaching planetarium concepts. (Author/EB)
Affiliation:
University of Northern Colorado
Issue Date:
1973
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608041
Submitted date:
2016-02-29
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:
Content Knowledge
Content:
General/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Content
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorAkey, John Milesen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:00:38Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:00:38Zen
dc.date.issued1973en
dc.date.submitted2016-02-29en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608041en
dc.description.abstractReported is an evaluation of a planetarium curriculum for elementary students at the primary level in terms of student behavior. Five sub-problems were investigated which related to which concepts could be learned by the planetarium-experience and which concepts were retained after a two-week time lapse. The One-Group Pretest-Posttest Design was used with six classes to assess the appropriateness of 11 to 16 behavioral objectives prepared for each of three planetarium programs. Evaluation instruments were prepared by using the criterion tests written into each objective. A Chi-square test was used to correlate retention with time spent by teachers postteaching the concepts. Analysis of the data showed that the experience resulted in a significant increase in the level of student understanding for 39 concepts, 24 of which were significantly understood prior to the experience. Some of the concepts proved to be too complex. Almost all of the major concepts presented were significantly retained after a two-week lapse. It was also determined that there was a positive correlation between the students' retention with the time spent by teachers in postteaching planetarium concepts. (Author/EB)en
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dc.language.isoEnglish Paperen
dc.titleThe behavioral selection of planetarium concepts appropriate for second grade studentsen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Northern Coloradoen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.contentGeneral/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Contenten
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQuantitativeen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
dc.istar.subjectElementary Studentsen
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