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Benefits of a student-led astronomy club: lessons to inform instructional design
written by Daniel F. Barringer, Alice R. Olmstead, and Audiel Maldonado
There are currently few education research footholds to help instructors build on the strengths and interests of physical science majors when teaching astronomy courses. In this paper, we describe what we learned from interviews with members of the Astronomy Club at Texas State University. We conducted and analyzed interviews with eight students that focused on their interest in astronomy and participation in astronomy-related activities at Texas State. We focus on Club activities and how students benefit from their participation in those activities to identify what is culturally relevant to our student body. We find that students experience enjoyment, feel a sense of community, and develop professional skills through their participation in the Astronomy Club. We describe how this work was motivated by and ties in to a larger pedagogical framework of culturally relevant instruction, and consider how these results can inform the design of astrophysics courses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Pages 32-37
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Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
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- Behavior
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- Student Characteristics
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- Informal Education
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
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D. Barringer, A. Olmstead, and A. Maldonado, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15248&DocID=5163).
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D. Barringer, A. Olmstead, and A. Maldonado, Benefits of a student-led astronomy club: lessons to inform instructional design, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15248&DocID=5163>.
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Barringer, D., Olmstead, A., & Maldonado, A. (2019, July 24-25). Benefits of a student-led astronomy club: lessons to inform instructional design. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15248&DocID=5163
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Barringer, D, A. Olmstead, and A. Maldonado. "Benefits of a student-led astronomy club: lessons to inform instructional design." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15248&DocID=5163 (accessed 27 October 2021).
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Barringer, Daniel F., Alice R. Olmstead, and Audiel Maldonado. "Benefits of a student-led astronomy club: lessons to inform instructional design." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. 32-37 of PER Conference. 27 Oct. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15248&DocID=5163>.
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