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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(12), 914-916
DOI: 10.12691/EDUCATION-4-12-10
Original Research

Concepts and Meanings in Chemistry and Mathematics Constructed by Students with Visual Impairment

Paulo Jose Menegasso1, and André Luiz Santos Menezes1

1PPG EDUCEM, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Pub. Date: August 09, 2016

Cite this paper

Paulo Jose Menegasso and André Luiz Santos Menezes. Concepts and Meanings in Chemistry and Mathematics Constructed by Students with Visual Impairment. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(12):914-916. doi: 10.12691/EDUCATION-4-12-10

Abstract

Before the inclusion in Brazilian public schools, we highlight the case of the visually impaired in the process of teaching and learning, specifically how visual impairment affects the construction of concepts and meanings in Mathematics and Chemistry. We investigated a group of students with visual impairment and the construction of meanings in experimental classes and through modeling, based on the Theory of Semantic Fields.

Keywords

visual impairment, education, chemistry, mathematics, conceptual fields

Copyright

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