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ERIC Number: EJ1183248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: EISSN-1305-905X
The Scientists and Their Contribution to Science Education in Rio De Janeiro Countryside Schools
Espindola, Cristiane da Silva Oliveria; Velloso, Andrea
Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, v13 n2 p363-374 2018
The objective of this work was to promote a closer relationship between students who never had contact with a scientist. Two simple questions were selected to be answered experimentally in the school laboratories: How important are the pigments in plants? Which molecules make up the food? Two Scientists from UFRJ, who research in these areas, participated in the real-time experimental activity, by video conference. Then, the scientist and the students talked freely, whose goal was to know both the school and science in daily reality. A semi-structured interview was conducted with students before and after the experiments. We perceived two anchors in the discourse of them: i) the humanisation of the scientist and ii) science driven by questions. The facts strongly suggest the need for direct interventions in the school environment and the offering of a rapprochement between university-scientist-school for the implementation of effective science education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil