An astronomical misconceptions survey

LoPresto, Michael C., and Murrell, Steven R. (2011) An astronomical misconceptions survey. Journal of College Science Teaching, 40 (5). pp. 14-22.

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Misconceptions that students bring with them to the introductory science classroom plague every area of science and are especially prevalent in astronomy. One way to identify and possibly dispel some of these misconceptions is through the use of a misconceptions survey. The following is a report on the development, implementation, and some early results of the use of an Astronomical Misconceptions Survey. The survey was developed on the basis of previous research on common misconceptions in astronomy and used in sections of introductory college astronomy to identify which misconceptions were more and less prevalent among students and how effectively some of the misconceptions could be dispelled by various teaching methods.

Item ID: 32845
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1943-4898
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 02:42
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020199 Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
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