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Title: Role-Playing and Problem-Based Exercises for Teaching Undergraduate Astronomy
Url: https://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~pfrancis/roleplay.html
Creator: Francis, Paul
Publisher: Australian National University
Description: This site is a collection of role-playing exercises for teaching space science. It includes debates and collaborative problem-solving exercises, with data and equations provided to the students. Topics include the greenhouse effect on Venus, formation of solar systems, the dangers of astronomy and exploration, international space law, and navigation by the stars. The exercises generally involve the students working in teams as experts on part of a problem and sharing their results with the rest of the class to come up with an overall solution. The students are expected to use math, teamwork, and astronomy to overcome the challenge. This site also includes papers on the theory and assessment of role-playing and problem-based learning in education, as well as photos of students role-playing.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Universe. Space. Space sciences
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Physics
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Space sciences
Science -- Physical sciences
Date Issued: 2002-03-08
Resource Type: Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Case Study
Instructional Material -- Experiment/Lab Activity
Format: Document -- PDF
Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: Higher Education -- Graduate/Professional
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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