Monday, December 10, 2007

Required Reading: CAE's Winter Reading List

CAE's December 2007 Teaching Strategy is an expanded astro ed research reading list.

For those of you who have not looked at the Center for Astronomy Education site this month, I recommend looking at their December teaching strategy. It's a good reading list of astronomy and physics education research articles. The education theory & practice book How People Learn is also on the list. The articles include Janelle Bailey's recent paper on a stars concept inventory, and the amazing review of astro ed research by Bailey & Slater. All of the articles are required reading. Reading between semesters is a good way to refresh yourself after the burnout that comes from teaching for fifteen weeks (I'm not the only one, right?). It's also a good way to get ideas for the next semester.

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