SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE INTEGRATED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT ASTRONOMY

Barbosa, José Isnaldo de Lima and Voelzke, Marcos Rincon (2017) SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE INTEGRATED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT ASTRONOMY. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 23. pp. 87-113. ISSN 1806-7573

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Abstract

Astronomy issues are not always adequately handled in the formal education system, as well as, their dissemination in the media is often loaded with sensationalism. However, in this context the students are forming their explanations about it. Therefore, this work has the objective of identifying the possible social representations of students from the Integrated High School on the inductor term Astronomy. It is basically a descriptive research, therefore, a quali-qualitative approach was adopted. The procedures for obtaining the data occurred in the form of a survey, and they involved 653 subjects students from the Integrated High School. The results indicate that the surveyed students have social representations of the object Astronomy, which are based on elements from the formal education space, and also disclosed in the media. In addition, they demonstrate that the students have information about Astronomy, and a value judgment in relation to this science.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 10:55
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1537

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