Philosophy of Science Module
To understand nature of science in middle age, in modern age and in contemporary age.
To know and to critically analyze diverse philosophical conceptions and problems related to the construction of scientific knowledge.
To develop a broader and critically conception about the development of scientific knowledge.
To discuss about the importance of nature of science in science teaching.
History of Biology Module
To study the major lines of evolution of the biological thought, from Antiquity to Enlightenment.
To analyze the interactions between biological sciences and the other sciences, and society.
History of Geology Module
To discuss the great geology controversies.
To analyze the alignment of history of Geology in national curricula and textbook.
History of Mathematics Module
To understand the evolution of mathematical concepts, within the historical context.
History of Astronomy Module
Characterize, from a historical perspective, how mankind has acquired astronomical knowledge over time
Realize the importance of astronomy, and particularly cosmology, in the historical and cultural evolution of mankind and in the development of civilizations
Understand that cosmological questions vary from time to time and from culture to culture, but that all civilization wants to find out a certain order in the universe to make it understandable
Frame the origins of modern astronomy and cosmology in a historical environment of cultural revolution, which has brought new scientific concepts to the physical and mathematical tools.
History of Chemistry Module
To analyze the evolutionary perspective of the History of Chemistry and its consequences in teaching and dissemination.
To understand the great benchmarks, relevant names and events in the History of Chemistry.
To recognize the importance and the relevant role of alchemy, as pre chemistry activity.
To reflect about chemistry as a central science under the light of contemporaneous science philosophy.
History of Physics Module
To introduce to students the main aspects of the history of science in what concerns physics.
Conhecer linhas de investigação na área do ensino das ciências.
Construir uma visão integradora da educação em ciências, em geral, e do ensino das ciências, em particular.
Sintetizar as principais características de algumas metodologias de ensino das ciências.
Aplicar problemas sóciocientificos no ensino de temáticas de ciências.
Integrar a educação ambiental na educação para o desenvolvimento sustentável.
Analisar, numa perspetiva atual e crítica, temáticas contemporâneas no ensino das ciências.
Compreender algumas metodologias de investigação em educação em ciências.
Examinar criticamente artigos na área do ensino/educação das ciências.
Redigir relatórios cientifico-educacionais.