The astronomy teaching is usually excessively technical and dissociated from the human aspect that feeds the great interest and curiosity that those themes arise. In this work we present a proposal aiming to contribute to revert such a picture. For that purpose we choose as opening issues the different views of the Universe: naïve, autochthon, and scientific. We develop practices, instructional materials and texts to make the adoption of a humanistic approach feasible to the astronomy teaching at the high school level. We applied our proposal in an in-service teacher’s training course and the receptivity and results were very stimulating.

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Astronomy teaching at the high school level from a humanistic approach

Gilvana Benevides   Rio Grande do Norte Federal University (UFRN)

Luiz Carlos Jafelice   Rio Grande do Norte Federal University (UFRN)

The astronomy teaching is usually excessively technical and dissociated from the human aspect that feeds the great interest and curiosity that those themes arise. In this work we present a proposal aiming to contribute to revert such a picture. For that purpose we choose as opening issues the different views of the Universe: naïve, autochthon, and scientific. We develop practices, instructional materials and texts to make the adoption of a humanistic approach feasible to the astronomy teaching at the high school level. We applied our proposal in an in-service teacher’s training course and the receptivity and results were very stimulating.

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