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Six Ways to Discourage Learning in Astronomy

Six Ways to Discourage Learning in Astronomy

One way to improve your teaching is to become aware of very common things teachers often do which don't help the learning process, and avoid them! This usually takes some practice, and discussion with others who teach. Six of these behaviors you should note and avoid are: insufficient "wait time," the rapid reward, the programmed answer, non-specific feedback questions, teacher's ego-stroking/classroom climate, and a fixation at a low-level of questions. All of these issues are elaborated upon further. The resource also provides an overall conclusion to wrap all of these angles up. Overall, this could prove invaluable for instructors looking to enhance their curriculum in the area of astronomy.


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