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Santilli, Haydee; Cornejo, Jorge Norberto – Science & Education, 2013
In this paper we analyze the influence of positivism in Argentina astronomical culture in the nineteenth century. We did the analysis from two dimensions, scientific knowledge development and science teaching. Because Argentina was a very young country at that time, it was of singular importance, not only the development of scientific knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Astronomy, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education
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Arriassecq, Irene; Greca, Ileana Maria – Science & Education, 2012
This paper discusses some topics that stem from recent contributions made by the History, the Philosophy, and the Didactics of Science. We consider these topics relevant to the introduction of the Special Relativity Theory (SRT) in high school within a contextualized approach. We offer an outline of a teaching-learning sequence dealing with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Arriassecq, Irene; Greca, Ileana Maria – Science & Education, 2007
In this work, we presented an analysis of the representation of the special relativity theory (SRT) in the most used texts in high school, Polimodal level and university level in the teaching in the Argentine Republic, from a historic, epistemological and didactic perspective. The results show that none of the analyzed texts would allow a…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods