ASTRONOMY IN THE INITIAL FORMATION OF SCIENCES TEACHERS

Costa, Samuel and Euzébio, Geison João and Damasio, Felipe (2016) ASTRONOMY IN THE INITIAL FORMATION OF SCIENCES TEACHERS. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 22. pp. 59-80. ISSN 1806-7573

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Abstract

Although astronomy is considered one of the older sciences of mankind, its teaching in basic education is facing problems. It is the school responsibility the dissemination of correct scientific concepts, including those related to Astronomy. This study was conducted at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Santa Catarina, Campus Araranguá. In this article, we aimed to present the activities developed to help the formation of teachers, training undergraduate students in Natural Sciences with specialization in Physics to contribute to the dissemination and improvement of the teaching-learning of Astronomy. This paper presents the process and results of the evaluation of that training program. Analyses of the activity from the perspective of the participants are indicated and additional considerations are made regarding its use as a resource for teaching Astronomy and for teacher training.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 10:31
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 10:31
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1532

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