The Astronomy Club of Araranguá: Educating Science Teachers as Science Communicators

Damasio, Felipe and Allain, Olivier and Rodrigues, Adriano Antunes (2013) The Astronomy Club of Araranguá: Educating Science Teachers as Science Communicators. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 14. pp. 65-77. ISSN 1806-7573


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The study reported in this work takes place since 2009 at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Santa Catarina, Campus Araranguá. Our main goal is to help form teachers, training undergraduate students in Natural Sciences with specialization in Physics as science communicators, as well as to promote actions of broader scientific popularization in the region of the town of Araranguá through an Astronomy Club called CA2. Among the actions of scientific popularization that the students promote are: video production, radio broadcasts, lectures, nightly observations, preparation and exhibition of posters, physics teaching for children, continuing education activities for teachers and regular physics teaching using Astronomy as a theme. The Club's teacher education and scientific dissemination work is based on the Theory of Meaningful Learning, always trying to reach the student's predisposition to learn and produce potentially meaningful material, the two essential conditions for meaningful learning to occur.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 07:36
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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