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Title: Science communication in Brazil: A historical review and considerations about the current situation
Authors: Massarani, Luisa
Moreira, Ildeu de Castro
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Casa de Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Física. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
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.
Keywords: Science communication
History of science communication
Public communication of science and technology
Science centers and museums
Science and media
keywords: Comunicação científica
História da comunicação científica
Comunicação pública de ciência e tecnologia
Centros de ciência e museus
Ciência e mídia
DeCS: Comunicação e divulgação científica
Comunicação e divulgação científica/história
Museus de ciência
Meios de comunicação de massa
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: MASSARANI, Luisa ; MOREIRA, Ildeu . Science communication in Brazil: A historical review and considerations about the current situation. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências (Impresso), v. 88, p. 1577-1595, 2016.
ISSN: 0001-3765
Copyright: open access
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