BOOK SYNOPSIS: A&M 20 years: training and performance of researchers in analogies, metaphors and models.
What is possible to do when one has knowledge about a Universal Law? What has been done and what is being done with the knowledge about the Law of Gravity? It is possible to build huge buildings, move a car, command a ship, fly a plane, leave Earth's orbit… and… What can you do when you have knowledge of the Law of Analogy? Although this knowledge is still at the beginning for us, it is possible for the reader of A&M 20 years: training and performance of researchers in Analogies, Metaphors and Models to have a small idea of the immense possibilities and applicability, for many areas of human knowledge, research and attributes of analogical and/or metaphorical thinking. Going beyond their roles as figures of speech, Analogies and Metaphors - A&M - assume other functions linked to Education, Science, Technology and the Arts together with the models.
The purpose of the book is to celebrate more than 20 years of study and investigation in Analogies, Metaphors and Models (A&M) in the training and performance of researchers in various areas of knowledge. Thus, it expands the visibility and memory of the work developed by the AMTEC Research Group and the GEMATEC Study Group, both linked to the Master's Program in Technological Education of the Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais - CEFET-MG, based in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. The work proposes to conceptually disseminate the theme in order to promote dialogue between researchers in Education, Technology, Science and other areas, such as the Arts, expanding the network of collaboration and work on the subject.
Organized by researchers Prof. PhD. Ronaldo Luiz Nagem – Post-doc in Science Education at UMINHO/Portugal, Prof. PhD. Siane Paula de Araújo – Post-doc in Technological Education at CEFET-MG/Brazil, Prof. MSc. Maria de Fátima Marcelos – Master in Technological Education by CEFET-MG/Brazil, the book contains three distinct, but communicating parts. The first one, entitled Guarda-Chuva de Ideias (Umbrella of Ideas) aims to present a synthesis of the primordial ideas and the main concepts and applications regarding the theme. The second one presents a compendium of 10 articles produced by active researchers from AMTEC related to inter-institutional research projects, master's dissertations, results of scientific works from the Group and/or disciplines offered in the Master's Course in Technological Education. Finally, the third one refers to a catalog of abstracts of theses, dissertations and scientific initiation research developed and defended by AMTEC members from its creation to the present edition of the book.
In the preface, Prof. PhD. Dácio Guimarães de Moura points out that the AMTEC and GEMATEC groups highlight the concept of analogy formulated by the Argentine thinker Carlos B. González Pecotche, who distinguished it as a Universal Law that acts naturally in the development of the human mind, as well as in the learning and construction of knowledge. This conception gives A&M an enormous hierarchy in the set of cutting-edge issues in the fields of theories of knowledge and psychology of human development, which is fundamental in this book.
Nagem, R. L., Araújo, S. P. de, & Marcelos, M. de F. (Orgs). (2022). A&M 20 years: training and performance of researchers in analogies, metaphors and models. Fi publishing company. https://doi.org/10.22350/9786559173730