The use of new learning modalities in the teaching of core concepts in introductory college astronomy classes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608072
Title:
The use of new learning modalities in the teaching of core concepts in introductory college astronomy classes
Authors:
Kriegler, David J.
Abstract:
This study had, three distinct purposes, and as such, explored several different innovative new educational concepts. One purpose was to find out how many students in college astronomy did not understand the basic concepts and models concerning what causes the seasons on the earth and the understanding of why the moon goes through phases as one of the examples. A pre-test was given to find out the level of understanding the students had concerning these concepts. The students that did not show an understanding of the basic concepts were then used in the study to try several new learning modalities of teaching and understanding the basic concepts. A second purpose was to contrast instructional techniques by dividing the group that had trouble with the concepts into two groups. One was given a learning modality of teaching using manipulatives and models (earth and moon as an example). The other group was given a different learning modality, which involved more formal lecturing and audio-visuals to help understand the concepts. This division of understanding was done for both of the astronomy-based models incorporated within the study. A third purpose was to contrast tactile modality instruction with a straight lecture method using visual and auditory learning modalities, examining two concept models presented .to the subjects. The purpose was to see which of the methods, employing different learning modalities was more effective in teaching the students, and their related understanding of the concepts.
Affiliation:
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608072
Submitted date:
2016-02-25
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
College 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.authorKriegler, David J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:01:20Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:01:20Zen
dc.date.issued1999en
dc.date.submitted2016-02-25en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608072en
dc.description.abstractThis study had, three distinct purposes, and as such, explored several different innovative new educational concepts. One purpose was to find out how many students in college astronomy did not understand the basic concepts and models concerning what causes the seasons on the earth and the understanding of why the moon goes through phases as one of the examples. A pre-test was given to find out the level of understanding the students had concerning these concepts. The students that did not show an understanding of the basic concepts were then used in the study to try several new learning modalities of teaching and understanding the basic concepts. A second purpose was to contrast instructional techniques by dividing the group that had trouble with the concepts into two groups. One was given a learning modality of teaching using manipulatives and models (earth and moon as an example). The other group was given a different learning modality, which involved more formal lecturing and audio-visuals to help understand the concepts. This division of understanding was done for both of the astronomy-based models incorporated within the study. A third purpose was to contrast tactile modality instruction with a straight lecture method using visual and auditory learning modalities, examining two concept models presented .to the subjects. The purpose was to see which of the methods, employing different learning modalities was more effective in teaching the students, and their related understanding of the concepts.en
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dc.titleThe use of new learning modalities in the teaching of core concepts in introductory college astronomy classesen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Nebraska at Omahaen
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.subjectCollege Studentsen
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