Concepts about Basic Astronomy of Students in Elementary Level: A Case Study of a Hmong Ethnic Group

  • วสุพงษ์ อิวาง Chiang Mai University
  • กรีฑา แก้วคง Chiang Mai University


This qualitative research aims to analyze basic astronomy concepts of 14 grade 6 Hmong students in an elementary school level by in-depth interviewing. Students were engaged to answer the 18 conceptual questions about basic astronomy phenomena by speaking, drawing and play-dough modeling. The answers of each student were decoded and categorized by determining types of conceptual understanding. The results revealed that most students had alternative conceptions about the shape of celestial objects, the formation of shadows, and celestial motion which influenced by the experiences of each student.


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วสุพงษ์ อิวาง, Chiang Mai University

Graduate student in Education Division (Science Education), Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University

กรีฑา แก้วคง, Chiang Mai University

Lecturer in Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning, Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University



วสุพงษ์ อิวาง, และ กรีฑา แก้วคง. (2561). การสำรวจมโนทัศน์เกี่ยวกับดวงจันทร์ของนักเรียนกลุ่มชาติพันธุ์ (ม้ง) ระดับชั้นประถมศึกษา [บทคัดย่อ]. ใน รายงานการประชุมวิชาการในระดับชาติและนานาชาติ หลักสูตรและการสอนสัมพันธ์ ครั้งที่ 4 ประจำปี 2560 ครั้งที่ 3 (น. 10). ขอนแก่น: คณะศึกษาศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น.

สถาบันส่งเสริมการสอนวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี กระทรวงศึกษาธิการ. (2560). ตัวชี้วัดและสาระการเรียนรู้แกนกลาง กลุ่มสาระการเรียนรู้วิทยาศาสตร์ (ฉบับปรับปรุง พ.ศ. 2560) ตามหลักสูตรแกนกลางการศึกษาขั้นพื้นฐาน พ.ศ. 2551. กรุงเทพมหานคร: โรงพิมพ์ชุมนุมสหกรณ์การเกษตร.


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