The Reflective Abstraction Theory and the History of Astronomy

Bartelmebs, Roberta Chiesa and Harres, João Batista Siqueira and da Silva, João Alberto (2014) The Reflective Abstraction Theory and the History of Astronomy. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 18. pp. 73-88. ISSN 1806-7573


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This work is presented as a theoretical essay on some facts from the history of astronomy analyzed according to the theory of reflective abstraction developed by Jean Piaget and collaborators (1970). Its aim is to understand the reasons that led to different astronomers, at the same historical period and culture, to "see" quite different evidences about the same phenomenon. In addition, we intend to facilitate the understanding of science as a human construction, subject to a time epoch and the ways of understanding of each scientist.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2017 09:46
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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