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Science communication in Brazil: A historical review and considerations about the current situation

Authors
  • MASSARANI, LUISA
  • MOREIRA, ILDEU DE CASTRO
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2016
Source
Scientific Electronic Library Online - Brazil
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English
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Abstract

ABSTRACT In this paper, we present a historical overview of the science communication activities in Brazil since the nineteenth century and we analyze the current situation and its main concerns. The principal scopes and tools for science communication discussed here are the following: science centers and museums, mass media and large public events for communicating science and technology (S&T). In recent years, such activities have had a significant breakthrough in Brazil. Yet, there is still a long way to go in order to deliver a quality and extensive science and technology communication to the Brazilians as well as to achieve a suitable level of social appropriation of knowledge on S&T by the Brazilian society. Some of the main challenges that we are facing are discussed herein.

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