The Teaching of Astronomy in Uruguay

Pintos Ganón, Reina and Angel Fernández, Julio (2008) The Teaching of Astronomy in Uruguay. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 5. pp. 9-23. ISSN 1806-7573


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We present in this work the development of astronomy in Uruguay since the colony times up to the present, stressing in particular those aspects related to the formal as well as informal teaching of astronomy. The first antecedents of astronomical studies in our country go back to the beginnings of the XVIIIth century related to the scientific expeditions from Europe coming to our shores. The teaching of astronomy was generalized at the high school level as soon as the end of the XIXth century, while its introduction at the university level happened much later, around the middle of the last century. We analyze the current situation of this subject, its problems, and some measures to strengthen its development.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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