Voices coming out of hands: Teaching Astronomy for the Deaf
11:45 - 12:00
Astronomy learning among deaf is currently a remote possibility in Brazil, something that hardly happens or, when it happens, is usually very limited. In order to improve Astronomy Education among deaf children and school-aged youth, it is necessary to expand the resources of the Brazilian Language of Signals (Libras, acronym in brazilian portuguese), strengthen the preparation of teachers, develop teaching resources more aligned with sensory experience of the deaf and even rethinking organizational aspects in classroom settings. Astronomy is very important for the educational background of the deaf and has a significant role in its introduction to the fundamentals of science and motivation for scientific knowledge.