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TitleStitch by stitch the science fills the space
Author(s)Almeida, M. J.
Nobre, Alexandra
Maciel, Marina
Forjaz, Maria Antónia
Aguiar, Cristina
KeywordsNon-euclidean geometry
Hyperbolic geometry
Biological growth
Occupational therapy
Crochet
Society engagement
Active ageing
Issue date5-Oct-2012
PublisherElsevier
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Abstract(s)The trend of population aging led European institutions to choose 2012 as the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. Taking advantage of this fact and aware of the potential of socio-economic contribution of elderly for society development, the importance of creating opportunities towards an active ageing and the significance of occupational therapy (including crochet) as a way to reconstruct healthy behaviours, we engaged senior citizens in an activity held on behalf of Festa da Ciência. More specifically, they participated in the construction of a coral reef made of crochet hyperbolic models combining Biology, Mathematics, colour and fun.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/21400
DOI10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.583
Publisher versionhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042812040451
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:CMAT - Artigos em atas de conferências e capítulos de livros com arbitragem / Papers in proceedings of conferences and book chapters with peer review
DBio - Comunicações/Communications in Congresses

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