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Innovation in Astronomy Education

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Jay M. Pasachoff, Rosa M. Ros, John R. Percy, Roger Ferle, E. V. Kononovich, T. V. Matveychuk, O. B. Smirnova, G. V. Jukinana, S. A. Krastokin, Bill MacIntyre, Douglas Duncan, Richard Tresch Fienberg, Robert Stencel, José Maza, Gilles Theureau, Ludwig Klein, Magda Stavinschi, Margarita Metaxa, Stewart Eyres, Barbara Hassall, Ian Butchart, Donald A. Lubowich, Michael A. Bennett, Syuzo Isobe, Fernando J. Ballesteros, Bartolo Luque, Nick Lomb, Toner Stevenson, J. E. F. Baruch, D. G. Hedges, J. Machell, K. Norris, C. J. Tallon, Dennis R. Crabtree, Lars Lindberg Christensen, Ian Robson, Julieta Fierro, Aaron Price, Terry Mahoney, Silvia Torres, Timothy Slater, Douglas Pierce-Price, Claus Madsen, Henri Boffin, Gonzalo Argandona, Mary Ann Kadooka, James Bedient, Sophia Hu, Rosa Hemphill, Karen J. Meech, Richard Gelderman, David H. McKinnon, Lena Danaia, C. Christian, A. Conti, N. Gaffney, E. V. Kononovich, I. V. Mironova, María Cristina Pineda de Carías, Z. Aslan, Z. Tunca, Cecilia Scorza, George Miley, Carolina Ödman, Claus Madsen, Ahmed A. Hady, Paul Baki, Beatriz García, Cristina Raschia, Mary Kay Hemenway, Julieta Fierro
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  • Date Published: January 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107412873

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  • Astronomy leads to an understanding of the history and nature of science, and attracts many young people to education in science and technology. But while in many countries astronomy is not part of the standard curriculum, many scientific and educational societies and government agencies have produced materials and educational resources in astronomy for all educational levels. This volume highlights the general strategies for effective teaching and introduces innovative points of view regarding methods of teaching and learning, particularly those using new technologies. Technology is used in astronomy both for obtaining observations and for teaching. The book also presents ideas for how astronomy can be connected to environmental issues and other topics of public interest. This valuable overview is based on papers and posters presented by many of the world's leading astronomy educators at a Special Session of the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Prague in 2006.

    • International in scope - reports best-practice from around the world
    • Introduces relevant tools and methods for teaching, especially those involving new technologies
    • Addresses elementary and secondary school teaching as well as outreach and communication
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    • Date Published: January 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107412873
    • length: 350 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. General Strategies for Effective Teaching: Introduction
    1. Main objectives of SpS2
    2. Learning astronomy by doing astronomy
    3. Hands-on Universe-Europe
    4. Life on Earth in the atmosphere of the Sun
    5. A model of teaching astronomy to pre-service teachers
    6. How to teach, learn about, and enjoy astronomy
    7. Clickers: a new teaching tool of exceptional promise
    8. Educational opportunities in pro-am collaboration
    9. Teaching history of astronomy to second-year engineering students
    10. Teaching the evolution of stellar and Milky Way concepts through the ages
    11. Educational efforts of the International Astronomical Union
    12. Astronomy in culture
    13. Light pollution: a tool for astronomy education
    14. Astronomy by distance learning
    15. Edible astronomy demonstrations
    16. Amateur astronomers as public outreach partners
    17. Does the Sun rotate around Earth or Earth rotate around the Sun?
    18. Using sounds and sonifications for astronomy outreach
    19. Teaching astronomy and the crisis in science education
    20. Astronomy for all as part of a general education
    Poster abstracts
    Part II. Connecting Astronomy with the Public: Introduction
    21. A status report from the Division XII working group
    22. Outreach using media
    23. Astronomy podcasting
    24. IAU's communication strategy, hands-on science communication, and the communication of the planet definition discussion
    25. Getting a word in edgeways: the survival of discourse in audiovisual astronomy
    26. Critical evaluation of the new Hall of Astronomy
    27. Revitalizing astronomy teaching through research on student understanding
    Poster abstracts
    Part III. Effective Use of Instruction and Information Technology: Introduction
    28. ESO's astronomy education program
    29. US student astronomy research and remote observing projects
    30. Global network of autonomous observatories dedicated to student research
    31. Remote telescopes in education: report of an Australian study
    32. Visualizing large astronomical data holdings
    Poster abstracts
    Part IV. Practical Issues Connected with the Implementation of the 2003 IAU Resolution: Introduction
    33. Stellar evolution for students of Moscow University
    34. Astronomy for everybody: An approach from the CASAO/NAUH view
    35. Toward a new program in astronomy education in secondary schools in Turkey
    36. Universe awareness for young children
    37. Education in Egypt and Egyptian responses to eclipses
    38. Astronomy in the cultural heritage of African societies
    39. Education at the Pierre Auger Observatory: the cinema as a tool in science education
    40. Freshman seminars: interdisciplinary engagements in astronomy
    41. Astronomy for teachers
    Poster abstracts
    Conclusion.

  • Editors

    Jay M. Pasachoff, Williams College, Massachusetts

    Rosa M. Ros, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona

    Naomi Pasachoff, Williams College, Massachusetts

    Contributors

    Jay M. Pasachoff, Rosa M. Ros, John R. Percy, Roger Ferle, E. V. Kononovich, T. V. Matveychuk, O. B. Smirnova, G. V. Jukinana, S. A. Krastokin, Bill MacIntyre, Douglas Duncan, Richard Tresch Fienberg, Robert Stencel, José Maza, Gilles Theureau, Ludwig Klein, Magda Stavinschi, Margarita Metaxa, Stewart Eyres, Barbara Hassall, Ian Butchart, Donald A. Lubowich, Michael A. Bennett, Syuzo Isobe, Fernando J. Ballesteros, Bartolo Luque, Nick Lomb, Toner Stevenson, J. E. F. Baruch, D. G. Hedges, J. Machell, K. Norris, C. J. Tallon, Dennis R. Crabtree, Lars Lindberg Christensen, Ian Robson, Julieta Fierro, Aaron Price, Terry Mahoney, Silvia Torres, Timothy Slater, Douglas Pierce-Price, Claus Madsen, Henri Boffin, Gonzalo Argandona, Mary Ann Kadooka, James Bedient, Sophia Hu, Rosa Hemphill, Karen J. Meech, Richard Gelderman, David H. McKinnon, Lena Danaia, C. Christian, A. Conti, N. Gaffney, E. V. Kononovich, I. V. Mironova, María Cristina Pineda de Carías, Z. Aslan, Z. Tunca, Cecilia Scorza, George Miley, Carolina Ödman, Claus Madsen, Ahmed A. Hady, Paul Baki, Beatriz García, Cristina Raschia, Mary Kay Hemenway, Julieta Fierro

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