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NASA Center for Astronomy Education Workshop

NASA Center for Education Event
Jan 06, 2008 - Jan 07, 2008 in Austin Convention Center

Improving the College Introductory Astronomy Survey Course for Non-Science Majors Through Active Learning: A Tier I (Introductory) Workshop Presented by Edward Prather and Gina Brissenden (University of Arizona) The overarching goal of this workshop is for participants to become familiar with learner-centered teaching and assessment materials, as well as how to implement them in their college astronomy courses. To accomplish this goal, participants in our workshop will learn how to create productive learning environments by reviewing research on the nature of teaching and learning; setting course goals and objectives; and using interactive lectures, peer instruction, engaging demonstrations, collaborative groups, tutorials, and ranking tasks. The workshop will culminate with participants learning how to put these teaching strategies together into effective learning sequences for the learner-centered classroom.