Authentic science with achievable but challenging activities may be a suitable alternative to current pedagogies used to teach science, in particular, astronomy. Participating students designed and conducted an independent asteroid research project using remotely, a one-metre telescope. This research took the form of action research with a mixed method, case study methodology. An analysis of the quantitative data and the rich case studies showed that the authentic astronomy programme had a positive effect on students' conceptual understanding, attitude towards science and their capacity to work like a scientist. Students with different aptitudes for and attitudes to science experienced success.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||29 Sept 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|