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Revista electrónica de investigación en educación en ciencias

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BORGES VILELA-RIBEIRO, Eveline; CANAVARRO BENITE, Anna Maria  e  MACHADO BENITE, Claudio Roberto. Creation of meanings on the theme "nature of science" by chemistry graduates in electronic forum. Rev. electrón. investig. educ. cienc. [online]. 2011, vol.6, n.2, pp. 53-61. ISSN 1850-6666.

Investments in policies for science teachers, as well as their adaptation to new realities and technologies are essential, since the teacher is the key to changing mindsets and attitudes of their students. Thus, conceptual discussions are proposed between chemistry teachers in a virtual environment on the Moodle platform on topics previously chosen by the education teacher. The objective is to analyze the process of creating meanings of participants of the forum on the theme "nature of science." It was noticed that new media can help building students' knowledge and motivate them to expand their research and scientific readings; however, rules must be pre-established so that a real interaction and mediation could occur. Initiatives like these are useful for the understanding of scientific and technical fields, and may also facilitate communication and interaction between teachers and students.

Palavras-chave : Teaching strategies; Philosophy and History of Science; Cooperative learning; New technologies.

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