Teaching and Popularization of Astronomy in Latin America by the Liada Perspective

Bretones, Paulo S. (2008) Teaching and Popularization of Astronomy in Latin America by the Liada Perspective. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 6. pp. 7-19. ISSN 1806-7573

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Abstract

The goal of this work is to present an analysis of the developed activities of the Teaching and Popularization Section (SEDA) of the Liga Ibero-Americana de Astronomía (LIADA). After a history of the LIADA, are presented the projects of the section that have the support of 16 coordinators from most Latin-American countries. The projects that aim to attract the attention of the general public, teachers and students to encourage the observation and send reports to be posted at the Internet page are presented. More specifically, the projects and reports related with eclipses ocurriesd since the year 2000. Using the available files on the page of the section, an analysis and discussion about their importance for scientific education is done. It is presented a data form as a suggestion for reports buy individuais or institutions and the importance of the systematization of experiences to give more visibility and changes of informations in the area. It is concluded with an assessment of the projects, their potential and limitations, as well as suggestions of future projects looking for more interaction between the Latin American countries and making the Section available to this goal.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2017 08:55
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1469

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