Thinking science – Initiatives of public communication for the scientific culture in Brazil

Thinking science – Initiatives of public communication for the scientific culture in Brazil

Author: Adriana Santos – Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil

Daniela Avila Malagolli – Federal University of Uberlândia
Adriana Cristina Omena dos Santos – Federal University of Uberlandia – University of Ottawa

The poster discusses the public policies of the popularization of science and the interrelationship between academic production and its dissemination. It studies, therefore, the public communication of the science (PCS) like one of the characteristics of creation and consolidation of the scientific culture of the countries. It considers that the ideal model of PCS goes beyond the process of scientific dissemination and seeks an interaction of the public with the process of knowledge construction since. The study used a descriptive research and documentary survey about events of great insertion and visibility that happen in Brazil: the Pint of Science and the National Salon of Scientific Divulgation, both with a proposal to approach the science of the population and to discuss the impacts of the science in the society. The pint of Science is an international event that aims to provide interesting, fun and relevant discussions on the latest scientific research in an accessible format for the public. It was first organized in 2013 in England and spread to different countries. It happened for the first time in Brazil in Brazil in 2015 through the University of São Paulo. The second edition took place in 2016 and in 2017 the Pint of Science took place in 100 cities involving 11 countries. In Brazil, it was present in 22 cities in more than 10 Brazilian states and involved several teaching and research. The National Salon is a Brazilian initiative whose main objective is to promote scientific dissemination, national culture and integration among students, teachers, researchers and the community in general. The activities carried out to seek to approximate the production of academic knowledge of the Brazilian social reality. It has been organized in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2017. It involves different sectors and institutions of Society in the organization.

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Presentation type: Visual talk
Theme: Science
Area of interest: Influencing policies through science communication