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Physics Undergraduates’ Conceptions about the Nature of Science

Dec 15, 2021, 4:40 PM
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Poster in Guayaquil 15. Nature of Science, gender and socio-cultural issues in physics education Parallel 8 - Wroclaw/Guayaquil


Prof. Ricardo Capiberibe Nunes (UFMS)Dr Wellington Pereira de Queirós (UFMS)


This research aimed to identify the epistemological profile of academics enrolled in the degree course in Physics, in 2021, at the central campus of UFMS, to guide pedagogical interventions that promote an adequate understanding of the nature of science. As a theoretical and methodological framework we used the VNOS-C questionnaire (Views of the Nature of Science, Form C). The interpretation of the collected data allowed us to assess that the students' conceptions about the Nature of Science are close to those of positivism and dogmatic rationalism, suggesting the need to work with elements of critical epistemology.

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