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Paper: Teaching Your First Astro 101 Course: What They Don't Tell You
Volume: 483, Ensuring STEM Literacy: A National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach
Page: 57
Authors: Bruning, D.
Abstract: Designing your Astro 101 course should not be about what topics you can omit but should be a thoughtful process that regards your fundamental teaching goals and which topics and skills promote those goals. Establishing goals and assessments that lead to measurable student outcomes enable one to more constructively design a learning experience for students. Just as any good novel has multiple story lines that weave throughout the book, your course has several narratives that wind through different topics and help to tie goals together. Sharing this underlying organizational structure of your course with students helps them to connect ideas and be more successful.
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