Multi-Institutional Collaborative Astronomy Education Research

Slater, Timothy F. and Slater, Stephanie J. (2011) Multi-Institutional Collaborative Astronomy Education Research. In: Earth and Space Science: Making Connections in Education and Public Outreach. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 363-369.

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Abstract

ASP, AAS, APS, and AAPT advocate that scientists should be engaged and acknowledged for successfully engaging in astronomy and physics education research and the scholarship of teaching because these efforts serve to improve pedagogical techniques and the evaluation of teaching. However, scientists have had the opportunity to pursue formal training in how to meaningfully engage in astronomy education research as an important scholarly endeavor. This special interest session for college and university physics and astronomy faculty, post-docs, and graduate students provided a forum to discuss the motivations, strategies, methodology, and publication routes for improving astronomy education through conducting rigorous science education research. Topics for discussion targeted the value of various education research questions, strengths and weaknesses of several different research design methodologies, strategies to successfully obtain Institutional Review Board approval to conduct education research on human subjects, and become more aware of how education research articles are created for publication in journals such as the Astronomy Education Review.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 11:17
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1202

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