The Eye Observatory Remote Telescope Project: Practical Astronomy for Years 7, 8 and 9.

McKinnon, David H. (2005) The Eye Observatory Remote Telescope Project: Practical Astronomy for Years 7, 8 and 9. Project Report. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.

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Abstract

The results of the pre-intervention investigation show that little has changed since the publication of The Status and Quality of Teaching and Learning of Science in Australian Schools. The intervention has demonstrated that there is significant value in introducing remote telescopes into the teaching of astronomy in Years 7, 8 and 9 coupled with quality curriculum materials. Significant changes were made to students' perceptions of science in science education, astronomy content knowledge, reduced the incidence of alternative conceptions and increased the complexity of students’ explanations of scientific phenomena despite the fact the period during which the intervention took place was short varying from four to seven weeks.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 13:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 13:30
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/861

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