Learning Science Through Enacted Astronomy

  title={Learning Science Through Enacted Astronomy},
  author={Emmanuel Rollinde},
  journal={International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education},
  • E. Rollinde
  • Published 1 February 2019
  • Education, Physics
  • International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
The Human Orrery is a representation of the Solar System at a human scale, on which positions of planets over time are symbolized by different discs. Learners can then walk along the orbits of the planets with the right pace. This pedagogical tool uses the principles of enacted cognition to promote a better understanding of the scientific laws of dynamics. Enaction assumes that cognition is based on action. Applied to pedagogy, it implies that learning of concepts must be based on gestures and… 
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  • E. Rollinde
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • 2019
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