The goal of this manuscript is to describe the evolution of our introductory astronomy course for undergraduate students in which students use virtual reality to model the solar system and, in the process, develop rich understandings of astronomical phenomenon. The progression of our thinking and the course curriculum has been grounded in a series of “design experiments,” in which we develop entire courses, do research, and cycle what we are learning into the next iteration of the course.
JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING
VOL. 37, NO. 7, PP. 719 ± 756 (2000)
About Sasha A. Barab PhD
Sasha Barab is a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Games and Impact.
Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized Learning Scientist who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using games for impact.
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