Astronomy In The Classroom: Why?

Gama, Leandro Daros and Henrique, Alexandre Bagdonas (2010) Astronomy In The Classroom: Why? Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 9. pp. 7-15. ISSN 1806-7573


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There are many discussions about the relevance of the topics covered in classes. One subject in particular is the focus of this essay: astronomy. In what sense and to what extent it would be worth to teach it in science or other kind of classes? In this paper we discuss some aspects of the advantages of dealing with this area of knowledge in schools, taking into account the epistemological and axiological dimensions of astronomy, in light of the vision of science as an intelligent dialogue with the world (Bachelard), in addition to the “problematization” knowledge of Paulo Freire. We propose that in fact the Astronomy does not need to be seen as just a new set of contents to be taught, but appears as a set of motivational contents for historical-philosophical discussions, and permit the discussion of concepts of other disciplines.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2017 09:42
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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