Astronomy: Social representations of students of integrated high school
Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul – Brazil 01506-000
2 Institut für Geophysik und extraterrestrische Physik -Technische Universität Braunschweig - Germany
3 Instituto Federal de Alagoas – Brazil 57120-000
Published online: 1 February 2019
The contents related to Astronomy studied in basic education in Brazil are not always adequately worked, as their exposure in the media is often full of sensationalism, however, it is in this environment that students form their opinions about this science. Therefore, in this work we present the possible Social Representations that students of the Integrated High School of the Federal Institute of Alagoas (IFAL) have with the term inductor Astronomy. Additionally, we identify how these Social Representations were elaborated. There is a basic and descriptive research, and the procedures for obtaining the data occurred in the form of a survey, the subjects involved were 653 students from the Integrated High School. The results indicate that the surveyed students have social representations of the object Astronomy, which are based on elements from the formal education space, and also disclosed in the media, in addition, demonstrate that the students have information about Astronomy, and a value position in relation to this science.
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