AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
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Session 27. Probing and Understanding Effective Learning and Teaching

Poster, Monday, January 9, 2006, 9:20am-7:00pm, Exhibit Hall

27.01 Assessing Thinking Skills in Astro 101: Do We Make an Impact?
D. Bruning (Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside)
27.02 Development of “Course Components” for Astro 101 Lectures, Part 1
M.D. Stage, S.E. Schneider (UMASS)
27.03 Results of Peer Instruction in an Introductory Astronomy Course
D. L. Williams (St. Cloud State University)
27.04 Refining Understanding: Redesigning an Introductory Lesson on Time
A. L. Traxler, D. J. Batuski, J. R. Thompson, N. F. Comins (University of Maine)
27.05 Using High Level Literacy Techniques to Teach Astronomy to Non-Science Majors
C. A. Garland (Castleton State College), D. L. Ratay (Cortana Corporation)
27.06 First Results from the Light and Spectroscopy Concept Inventory
E. M. Bardar (Boston U.), E. E. Prather (U. of Arizona), K. Brecher (Boston U.), T. F. Slater (U. of Arizona)
27.07 Development of Student Exercises with Instructor Support at the Astronomy Workshop Solar System Collisions Web Tool
G. L. Deming, D. P. Hamilton (Univ. of Maryland)
27.08 Obstacles and Challenges Hindering Sky Observations in a College Astronomy Classroom
W.R. Alexander (James Madison University)
27.09 The Effectiveness of Scientific Visualization Techniques: Teaching the Lunar Cycle
R. Proctor, A. Johnston, S. Palen, J. Armstrong (Weber State U)
27.10 What do students (and teachers) understand about the universe?-Using qualitative and quantitative assessments to inform and improve astronomy education efforts.
M. Dussault, P. Sadler, H. Coyle, R. Gould, E. Reinfeld, S. Steel, B. Gregory (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), J.A. Grier (Planetary Science Institute)

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