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Astronomy Education Review
written by Alexander Rudolph, Edward E. Prather, Gina Brissenden, David Consiglio, and Vicente Gonzaga
This is the second in a series of reports on a national study of the teaching and learning of astronomy in general education, nonscience major, introductory college astronomy courses (hereafter referred to as Astro 101).
The analysis reported here was conducted using data from nearly 2000 students enrolled in 69 Astro 101 classes taught across the country. These students completed a 15-question demographic survey, in addition to
completing the 26-question Light and Spectroscopy Concept Inventory (LSCI) pre- and post-instruction. The LSCI was used to determine students' learning via a normalized gain calculated for each student. A multivariate regression analysis was conducted to determine how ascribed characteristics (personal demographic and family characteristics), achieved characteristics (academic achievement and student major), and the use of interactive learning strategies are related to student learning in these classes. The results show dramatic improvement in student learning with increased use of interactive learning strategies even after controlling for individual characteristics. In addition, we find that the positive effects of interactive learning strategies apply equally to men and women, across ethnicities, for students with all levels of prior mathematical preparation and physical science course experience, independent of GPA, and regardless of primary language. These results powerfully illustrate that all categories of students can benefit from the effective implementation of interactive learning strategies.
Astronomy Education Review: Volume 9, Issue 1
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© 2010 Astronomy Education Review
DOI:
10.3847/AER0009068
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15391515
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0715517
AST-0847170
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A. Rudolph, E. Prather, G. Brissenden, D. Consiglio, and V. Gonzaga, Astron. Educ. Rev. 9 (1), (2010), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.3847/AER0009068).
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A. Rudolph, E. Prather, G. Brissenden, D. Consiglio, and V. Gonzaga, A National Study Assessing the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Astronomy Part II: The Connection between Student Demographics and Learning, Astron. Educ. Rev. 9 (1), (2010), <https://doi.org/10.3847/AER0009068>.
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Rudolph, A., Prather, E., Brissenden, G., Consiglio, D., & Gonzaga, V. (2010). A National Study Assessing the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Astronomy Part II: The Connection between Student Demographics and Learning. Astron. Educ. Rev., 9(1). Retrieved October 21, 2019, from https://doi.org/10.3847/AER0009068
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Rudolph, A, E. Prather, G. Brissenden, D. Consiglio, and V. Gonzaga. "A National Study Assessing the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Astronomy Part II: The Connection between Student Demographics and Learning." Astron. Educ. Rev. 9, no. 1, (2010), https://doi.org/10.3847/AER0009068 (accessed 21 October 2019).
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Rudolph, Alexander L., Edward Prather, Gina Brissenden, David Consiglio, and Vicente Gonzaga. "A National Study Assessing the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Astronomy Part II: The Connection between Student Demographics and Learning." Astron. Educ. Rev. 9.1 (2010). 21 Oct. 2019 <https://doi.org/10.3847/AER0009068>.
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