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Ciência & Educação (Bauru)

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BERNARDINO, Mychelle Amorim Defenti; RODRIGUES, Maria Aparecida  and  BELLINI, Luzia Marta. Critical analysis of Paraná State's chemistry public schoolbook analogies. Ciênc. educ. (Bauru) [online]. 2013, vol.19, n.1, pp.135-150. ISSN 1516-7313.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-73132013000100010.

The analogies in education, particularly in the natural sciences, have the role of helping the student to understand unknown concepts and phenomena, through comparisons of similar attributes with other ones already known. In this context, analogies can be considered a resource with great didactic potential in the teaching and learning process. Considering that schoolbooks are the main material for many teachers, the purpose of this research is to identify and study the Paraná State's Chemistry public schoolbook analogies. As results, we found twenty five analogies, covering the different Chemistry topics of the book. It is necessary to emphasize that the topics that presented more analogies were chemical bonds and atomic structure. According to level of enrichment criteria, twenty-two of the analogies were found to be simple, that is, they share a single attribute.

Keywords : Textbook; Chemistry teaching; Analogy; Learning.

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