Evaluation research using astronomy theatre suggests good promise for young Spanish-origin women to choose science majors

Corbally, Christopher and Rappaport, Margaret Boone (2019) Evaluation research using astronomy theatre suggests good promise for young Spanish-origin women to choose science majors. In: The International Symposium on Education in Astronomy and Astrobiology (ISE2A 2017). The International Symposium on Education in Astronomy and Astrobiology (ISE2A 2017), 200 . EPJ Web of Conferences.

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Abstract

We report evaluation findings and best practices from a morning of research with senior class students at an all-Spanish-origin, secondary school in the southwest United States. We found a jump in interest toward science for the women who self-identified as humanities students, and over the morning, surprisingly, this affected their remembrance of previous attitudes. Our results for this and other evaluations corroborate that experiential activities involving one-to-one or group activities are useful in attracting high school and college students to the sciences, especially young women. These results also pointed toward best practices.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2019 06:51
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 12:20
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/2120

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