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Teaching and Learning Astronomy
Effective Strategies for Educators Worldwide

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John R. Percy, Rosa M. Ros, Robert Hollow, John M. Broadfoot, Ian S. Ginns, Janelle M. Bailey, Timothy F. Slater, Leonarda Fucili, Sidney C. Wolff, Andrew Fraknoi, Jay M. Pasachoff, David H. McKinnon, Mary Kay Hemenway, Michèle Gerbaldi, Jayant V. Narlikar, John R. Percy, Julieta Fierro, Case Rijsdijk, James C. White II, Nahide Craig, Isabel Hawkins, Nick Lomb, Claus Madsen, Charles Blue, Syuzo Isobe
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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521115391

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  • Based on papers and posters presented by experts at a Special Session of the International Astronomical Union, this volume highlights the many places for astronomy in the curriculum. It covers relevant education research and "best practice"; strategies for pre-service and in-service teacher education; the use of the Internet and other technologies; and the role that planetariums, observatories, science centers, and organizations can play. It concludes by addressing how the teaching and learning of astronomy can be improved worldwide.

    • International in scope - relevant to teaching in all countries
    • Introduces relevant tools and methods for teaching
    • Addresses elementary and secondary school teaching as well as outreach and communication
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    Reviews & endorsements

    “Articles present strategies and resources for reforming national science curricula and teacher training as well as for working with primary, secondary, and college students in both developing and developed nations. Helpful ideas for anyone currently teaching, planning to teach, or interested in promoting astronomy in the science curriculum.”
    Choice

    "This is not a book for light reading or glossy pictures but an in-depth, well argued and persuasive text."
    Astronomy Now

    "What makes this book special is the care that has gone into articulating why astronomy education is important and why it is necessary to better train and support preservice and in-service science teachers. This book is a must-have for anyone working to add astronomy to any curriculum or to persuade funders to invest in science education. Teaching and Learning Astronomy is a conference proceeding that effectively combines articles on personal experiences in the classroom, massive multi-institute studies, and persuasive rhetoric. It is a book that will give the experienced astronomy educator some novel activities, new resource lists, and well-argued reasons to introduce astronomy to as many minds as possible."
    Astronomy Educational Review

    "The papers present highly interesting accounts of work in progress or critical reviews of past efforts and form a valuable resource for astronomical education. The sectional editorials are full of wisdom and good sense. [The editors and contributors have] provided a service for all who are working to promote and improve astronomical education." - D. McNally, The Observatory

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521115391
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 69 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Astronomy in the Curriculum Around the World: Preface
    1. Why astronomy is useful and should be included in the school curriculum John R. Percy
    2. Astronomy and mathematics education Rosa M. Ros
    3. Astronomy in the curriculum around the world
    4. Engaging gifted science students through astronomy Robert Hollow
    5. Poster highlights: astronomy in the curriculum around the world
    Part II. Astronomy Education Research: Preface
    6. Astronomy education research down under John M. Broadfoot and Ian S. Ginns
    7. A contemporary review of K-16 astronomy education research Janelle M. Bailey and Timothy F. Slater
    8. Implementing astronomy education research Leonarda Fucili
    9. The Astronomy Education Review: report on a new journal Sidney C. Wolff and Andrew Fraknoi
    10. Poster highlights: astronomy education research
    Part III. Educating Students: Preface
    11. Textbooks for K-12 astronomy Jay M. Pasachoff
    12. Distance/internet astronomy education David H. McKinnon
    13. Educating students with robotic telescopes - open discussion
    14. Poster highlights - educating students
    Part IV. Educating teachers: Preface
    15. Pre-service astronomy education of teachers Mary Kay Hemenway
    16. In-service education of teachers Michèle Gerbaldi
    17. Poster highlights: educating teachers
    Part V. Astronomy and Pseudoscience: Preface
    18. Astronomy, pseudoscience and rational thinking Jayant V. Narlikar
    19. Astronomical pseudosciences in North America John R. Percy and Jay M. Pasachoff
    Part VI. Astronomy and Culture: Preface
    20. Teaching astronomy in other cultures: archeoastronomy Julieta Fierro
    21. Poster highlights: astronomy and culture
    Part VII. Astronomy in Developing Countries: Preface
    22. Astronomy Curriculum for developing countries Case Rijsdijk
    23. Science education resources for the developing countries James C. White II
    Part VIII. Public Outreach in Astronomy: Preface
    24. What makes informal education programs successful? Nahide Craig and Isabel Hawkins
    25. The role of science centers and planetariums Nick Lomb
    26. Science education for the new century - a European perspective Claus Madsen
    27. Communicating astronomy to the public Charles Blue
    28. Poster highlights: public outreach in astronomy
    Part IX. The Education Programs of the IAU: Preface
    29. A short overview of astronomical education carried out by the IAU Syuzo Isobe
    Part X. Discussion
    Index.

  • Editors

    Jay Pasachoff, Williams College, Massachusetts
    Jay Pasachoff is a Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and President of the International Astronomical Union Commission on Education and Development.

    John Percy, University of Toronto
    John Percy is a Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and of Science Education, at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is a past President of the International Astronomical Union Commission on Education and Development.

    Contributors

    John R. Percy, Rosa M. Ros, Robert Hollow, John M. Broadfoot, Ian S. Ginns, Janelle M. Bailey, Timothy F. Slater, Leonarda Fucili, Sidney C. Wolff, Andrew Fraknoi, Jay M. Pasachoff, David H. McKinnon, Mary Kay Hemenway, Michèle Gerbaldi, Jayant V. Narlikar, John R. Percy, Julieta Fierro, Case Rijsdijk, James C. White II, Nahide Craig, Isabel Hawkins, Nick Lomb, Claus Madsen, Charles Blue, Syuzo Isobe

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