Cultural Astronomy In Elementary And Secondary School

Jafelice, Luiz Carlos (2015) Cultural Astronomy In Elementary And Secondary School. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 19. pp. 57-92. ISSN 1806-7573

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Abstract

This work is addressed to educators and geography, science, biology and physics teachers who deal with elementary, middle and high school education. It discusses the importance of adopting the anthropological perspective regarding issues that are considered within the astronomy area. It also presents practical proposals for those who intend to introduce cultural astronomy in elementary, middle and high school education – from the beginning of the 1st grade in Elementary school to the end of the 3rd grade in Secondary school, in formal as well as in informal education. This work is proposed within the context of the holistic and transdisciplinary environmental education. Our approach values above all the experience and aims at a humanistic education that includes epistemological and cultural diversities. The suggested practical proposals can be also beneficially used to address works that include contents related to Brazilian indigenous and Afro-descent cultures in the school curriculum, as the new law requires. The guidelines presented here were tested in real school situations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 08:43
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1518

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