Situational diagnosis for preservice elementary teachers on some basic astronomical phenomena
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AbstractThe present situation of the teaching-learning relationship in astronomy is rarely investigated in our country. This is so, even when it is widely recognized that astronomy is an integral discipline, at the crossroads of advances in physics, geology, chemistry, etc. In this project we aim at contributing with the situational diagnosis in topics of astronomy of preservice elementary teachers, and to try and develop didactic tools that better collaborate with their formal education. We work with an open written questionnaire, designed to put in evidence some of the most frequently used models on a few basic astronomical notions. We here describe the main questions included in the test, and show our first results and some conclusions after having addressed the questionnaire to a number of preservice elementary teachers.
Comment: Proceedings of I Congreso Internacional de Didacticas Especificas, CEDE - School of Humanities, University of San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Published in Spanish by UnSAM Edita, 2008