The Cosmology Distinction Course in NSW

Hollow, Robert P. and McAdam, Bruce W. and O’Byrne, John and White, Graeme L. and Holmes, Robert and Webb, John K. and Allen, L. R. and Zealey, William J. and Hafner, Rosemary (1994) The Cosmology Distinction Course in NSW. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 11 (1). pp. 39-43. ISSN 1323-3580, 1448-6083


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The Cosmology Distinction Course is a new one-year course to be introduced for Year 12 candidates in the 1994 Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations in NSW. It is one of three challenging courses of study that will enrich the HSC for talented students who accelerate and complete part of the HSC one year early. The courses will be taught through distance learning and will include residential seminars. They will be implemented on behalf of the Board of Studies by Charles Sturt University and the University of New England. The Cosmology Course is organized into nine modules of course work covering historical and social aspects of cosmology, observational techniques, key observatons and the various models developed--Newtonian, de Sitter, Friedmann, Lemaitre, steady-state, quasi-steady-state and big bang. Assessment will be through assignments, exams and a major project. As the first Distinction Course in a scientific area, the Cosmology Course represents an exciting and important educational initiative that needs the cooperation of NSW astronomers and, in return, promises to benefit the astronomical and general scientific community in Australia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2017 04:54
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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