Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Neal Grandgenett


This study had, three distinct purposes, and as such, explored several different innovative new educational concepts. One purpose was to find out how many students in college astronomy did not understand the basic concepts and models concerning what causes the seasons on the earth and the understanding of why the moon goes through phases as one of the examples. A pre-test was given to find out the level of understanding the students had concerning these concepts. The students that did not show an understanding of the basic concepts were then used in the study to try several new learning modalities of teaching and understanding the basic concepts.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Teacher Education and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright David J. Kriegler November, 1999

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