Follow-up study of a PSI astronomy course

Bieniek, Ronald James and Zeilik, Michael (1976) Follow-up study of a PSI astronomy course. American Journal of Physics, 44 (7). pp. 695-696.

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Evaluations of PSI (Personalized System of Instruction) courses typically lack a follow-up study beyond the first year. So it is difficult to determine how much of the students' reaction arises from the experimental nature of the format (the " Hawthorne effect") and how much can be attributed to PSI itself. We decided to investigate this question by distributing the same questionnaire to students in the PSI section of Natural Sciences 9 ("The Astronomical Perspective") at Harvard University over a seven semester period (including summers). In addition, we wanted to see if the initial positive response continued when later instructors (R.J .B. and others) taught it after its originator (M.Z.), with little or no supervision from him.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 05:52
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 06:07

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