Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio CONICET - UBA Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad de Buenos Aires ASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS AND THE NATURE OF SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE Haydée Santilli & Susana Boudemont IHPST Ninth International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching Conference June 2007
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CONICET - UBA
Facultad de Ingeniería
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Haydée Santilli & Susana Boudemont
IHPST Ninth International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching Conference
When students understand the nature of science, they could understand better the scientific contents
Astronomy and the nature of science
How do astronomers work in Argentina today?
" SCIENCE WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE"
IAFE (INSTITUTE OF ASTRONOMY AND SPACE PHYSICS) - (CONICET-UBA)
The workshops are intended for high school and university introductory coursestudents
Laws and theoriesEmerged Categories
S1: We could learn the stellar phenomena or the astronomical ones by using physical explanations.
S2: The participation of everybody at the workshops allow us to deduce by ourselves some of the laws that rule the universe. Moreover when we learn astronomy, we could understand how science works: scientists begin stating a hypothesis and then they try to prove it.
S3: Cosmology for understanding how man gets knowledge from the beginning of science. We could understand in which way man’s ideas about cosmos have been changing.
Nature of science knowledge
Students recognize science, as a human built, it is an image of science less accurate than the fictional usual view that textbooks and science teachers often offer
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