Investigating Student Ideas about Cosmology II: Composition of the Universe

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617174
Title:
Investigating Student Ideas about Cosmology II: Composition of the Universe
Authors:
Kim, Coble; Melissa, Nickerson; Janelle, Bailey
Abstract:
Continuing our work from a previous study (Coble et al. 2013), we examine undergraduates’ ideas on the composition of the Universe as they progress through a general education astronomy integrated lecture and laboratory course with a focus on active learning. The study was conducted over five semesters at an urban minority-serving institution. The data collected include individual interviews (N 1⁄4 15) and course artifacts (N 60), such as prelab surveys, and midterm and final exam questions in a variety of formats. We find that students easily obtain a superficial knowledge of the origins of the chemical elements and the existence of dark matter and dark energy, which they are generally unaware of pre-instruction. However, they are hindered in their ability to reproduce the argument for the existence of dark matter at least in part because of weaknesses in their graph-reading abilities.
Affiliation:
Chicago State University
Citation:
Coble, K., Nickerson, M. D., Bailey, J. M., Trouille, L. E., Cochran, G. L., Camarillo, C. T., & Cominsky, L. R. (2013). Investigating Student Ideas about Cosmology II: Composition of the Universe. Astronomy Education Review (submitted).
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617174
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Mixed-methods
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
College Students
Construct:
Content Knowledge
Content:
Cosmology
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorKim, Cobleen
dc.contributor.authorMelissa, Nickersonen
dc.contributor.authorJanelle, Baileyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-18T20:54:15Zen
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dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationCoble, K., Nickerson, M. D., Bailey, J. M., Trouille, L. E., Cochran, G. L., Camarillo, C. T., & Cominsky, L. R. (2013). Investigating Student Ideas about Cosmology II: Composition of the Universe. Astronomy Education Review (submitted).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617174en
dc.description.abstractContinuing our work from a previous study (Coble et al. 2013), we examine undergraduates’ ideas on the composition of the Universe as they progress through a general education astronomy integrated lecture and laboratory course with a focus on active learning. The study was conducted over five semesters at an urban minority-serving institution. The data collected include individual interviews (N 1⁄4 15) and course artifacts (N 60), such as prelab surveys, and midterm and final exam questions in a variety of formats. We find that students easily obtain a superficial knowledge of the origins of the chemical elements and the existence of dark matter and dark energy, which they are generally unaware of pre-instruction. However, they are hindered in their ability to reproduce the argument for the existence of dark matter at least in part because of weaknesses in their graph-reading abilities.en
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dc.titleInvestigating Student Ideas about Cosmology II: Composition of the Universeen
dc.typePeer-revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentChicago State Universityen
dc.identifier.journalAstronomy Education Reviewen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
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dc.istar.subjectCollege Studentsen
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