9-13 July 2012
Setswana Astronomical Nomenclature as a Tool in (Astro)Physics Education
Presented by Dr. Lerothodi LEEUW on 12 Jul 2012 from 11:00 to 11:20
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: Track E - Physics Education
We present an exemplary lesson of astronomical nomenclature of the Setswana language of Southern Africa to demonstrate its potential benefits as a teaching tool in (astro)physics education. We will discuss the implications of this presentation in (1) broadening access and understanding of scientific concepts, (2) exposing a relatively unpublicized astronomical interest of the Batswana people and discuss its benefit, and (3) distinguish between folklore and physical meaning from such nomenclature.