THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE IN THE INTERACTIVE SPACE OF CBME

D.F.B Ovigli, N.R.S. Bossolan, M.R.G. Oliveira, L.M. Beltramini

Resumo


Considering that since the 1980’s it has a paradigm change, strengthening
the perception of Science as a human construction and not as "natural truth", new
approaches of teaching emphasizes the importance of the History of Science in
the educational process, also recommended by the Brazilian PCNs. In this
context, it is presented the conclusion of the elaboration and evaluation of an
illustrated historical panel that is in permanent exposition in the Interactive Space
of Biotechnology of the CBME. It presents 25 pictures, inserted in a timeline that
selects important events related to cell biology, microbiology and immunology. The
timeline is initiated in century XVI, with the microbial theory of the illnesses;
spontaneous generation and the experiments of Needham and Spallanzani also
are commented, as well as the production of the first vaccine. Koch, in century
XIX, is remembered with its postulates and the discovery of some illnesses
causative agents. Brazilians’ researchers - Adolfo Lutz, Oswaldo Cruz, Vital Brazil
and Carlos Chagas – and institutes are presented too. The panel revealed itself as
an important source of information, awakening the interest of the visitors for the
subject. The idea was based on presenting Science as a human knowledge
adventure, emphasizing the scientific process in the construction of the
knowledge, based on procedures, needs and different interests and values.

Palavras-chave


interactive space; CBME ; history of science

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.16923/reb.v5i2.100

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