Jones, Barrie W.
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It is not my purpose to specify how distance education and self-study should be used to teach astronomy in developing countries - my teaching experience in such countries, though not negligible, is rather too limited for that. I do, however, have extensive experience of distance education in the U.K., and therefore my purpose in this article is to display the characteristics of distance education, and of self-study, in order to promote debate about how they can best be used in astronomy educatin in the developing world. Distance education has the potential to overcome - a shortage of astronomy teachers - a shortage of non-human resources - difficulties that students face in attending a campus. Additionally, distance education materials can be used to increase self-study on campus, and hence overcome the first two of these problems.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Extra Information:||This book contains the proceedings of a Special Session of the XXIV General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union held at the Victoria University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 14-16 August 2000|
|Keywords:||astronomy; developing countries; education|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
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|Date Deposited:||10 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2010 19:52|
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