Informal Science Educators’ Pedagogical Choices and Goals for Learners: The Case of Planetarium Professionals

Plummer, Julia D. and Small, Kim J. (2013) Informal Science Educators’ Pedagogical Choices and Goals for Learners: The Case of Planetarium Professionals. Astronomy Education Review, 12 (1). pp. 1-16.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2013004

Abstract

This study extends our understanding of the goals, beliefs, and pedagogical choices made by planetarium professionals. Interviews were conducted with planetarium professionals (N 1⁄4 36) to assess their goals for audiences and beliefs about the design of the learning environment. Classification of participants, according to a six-facet framework on effective learning environment design, suggests a range of perspectives on the design of the learning environment that primarily include learner-centered, motivationally-oriented, socioculturally- centered, and physically-oriented perspectives. Results also point to the importance of considering increased opportunities for professionalism in the field of planetarium education.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
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Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 03:20
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/457

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