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Journal of College Science Teaching
written by Christine O'Donnell, Edward E. Prather, and Peter Behroozi
General education college astronomy courses offer instructors both a unique audience and a unique challenge. For many students, such a course may be their first time encountering a stand-alone astronomy class, and it is also likely one of the last science courses they will take. Thus, primary course goals often include both imparting knowledge about the Universe and giving students some familiarity with the processes of science. In traditional course environments, students often compartmentalize information into separate "life files" and "course files" rather than integrating information into a coherent framework. The astronomy course created through this project was designed around inclusivity-driven guiding principles that help students engage with course content in ways that are meaningful, relevant, and accessible. Our course bridges the gap between students' "life files" and "course files," encourages and respects diverse points of view, and empowers students to connect course content with their personal lives and identities. In this paper, we provide insight into the guiding principles that informed our course design and share research results.
Journal of College Science Teaching: Volume 50, Issue 3, Pages 68-77
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Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
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- Active Learning
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Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Cognition
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- High School
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Eriksen, Maslow, concept mapping, psychosocial learning environment, schema, self-actualization
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C. O'Donnell, E. Prather, and P. Behroozi, J. Coll. Sci. Teaching 50 (3), 68 (2021), WWW Document, (https://www.nsta.org/journal-college-science-teaching/journal-college-science-teaching-januaryfebruary-2021/making).
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C. O'Donnell, E. Prather, and P. Behroozi, Making Science Personal: Inclusivity-Driven Design for General Education Courses, J. Coll. Sci. Teaching 50 (3), 68 (2021), <https://www.nsta.org/journal-college-science-teaching/journal-college-science-teaching-januaryfebruary-2021/making>.
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O'Donnell, C., Prather, E., & Behroozi, P. (2021, January 1). Making Science Personal: Inclusivity-Driven Design for General Education Courses. J. Coll. Sci. Teaching, 50(3), 68-77. Retrieved June 25, 2022, from https://www.nsta.org/journal-college-science-teaching/journal-college-science-teaching-januaryfebruary-2021/making
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O'Donnell, C, E. Prather, and P. Behroozi. "Making Science Personal: Inclusivity-Driven Design for General Education Courses." J. Coll. Sci. Teaching. 50, no. 3, (January 1, 2021): 68-77, https://www.nsta.org/journal-college-science-teaching/journal-college-science-teaching-januaryfebruary-2021/making (accessed 25 June 2022).
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O'Donnell, Christine, Edward Prather, and Peter Behroozi. "Making Science Personal: Inclusivity-Driven Design for General Education Courses." J. Coll. Sci. Teaching 50.3 (2021): 68-77. 25 June 2022 <https://www.nsta.org/journal-college-science-teaching/journal-college-science-teaching-januaryfebruary-2021/making>.
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