Academic Rigor in General Education, Introductory Astronomy Courses for Nonscience Majors

Brogt, Erik and Draeger, John D. (2015) Academic Rigor in General Education, Introductory Astronomy Courses for Nonscience Majors. The Journal of General Education, 64 (1). pp. 14-29.

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Abstract

We discuss a model of academic rigor and apply this to a general education introductory astronomy course. We argue that even without central tenets of professional astronomy— the use of mathematics—the course can still be considered academically rigorous when expectations, goals, assessments, and curriculum are properly aligned.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2017 09:57
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/938

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