Latest Publications

Apr 08, 2024 pt Article
De que formas temas complexos como biodiversidade e conservação são abordados em exposições de imersão?

by Maria Paula Correia de Souza and Martha Marandino

Biodiversidade e conservação são termos muito populares que envolvem diferentes conteúdos, e cuja abordagem em contextos educativos, é desafiadora. Assumimos a importância de promover o acesso a definições e conteúdos mais complexos sobre tais temas, contribuindo para ampliar o repertório confiável de termos e de ideias multifacetadas, além de estimular o engajamento nas questões ambientais. Neste artigo discutimos a forma como esses temas são representados em duas exposições de imersão em Jardins Botânicos. Para isso, utilizamos o modelo do Discurso Pedagógico de Basil Bernstein, com ênfase à relação entre os discursos de diferentes áreas do conhecimento e/ou saberes (interdisciplinaridade). Considera-se que o maior grau de interdisciplinaridade potencializa mensagens mais multifacetadas e complexas sobre biodiversidade e conservação. Os achados revelam que a expografia exerce papel importante para a ampliação da interdisciplinaridade, bem como há importante influência do contexto de inserção e produção das exposições, contribuindo diferenciadamente para dar acesso à complexidade das ideias sobre os temas.

Volume 7 • Issue 01 • 2024

Mar 25, 2024 pt Article
Environmental Education Activities in a non-formal space in the context of Science teacher training

by Cristiane Miranda Magalhães Gondin, Alessandra dos Santos Olmedo and Vera de Mattos Machado

This article presents an analysis of activities at the Odilza Fernandes Bittar Environmental Education Center, through observation of a guided tour carried out with teachers in Campo Grande-MS, Brazil. This is a qualitative research based on the Anthropological Theory of Didactics. It highlights the integration of Science and Environmental Education knowledge into the school curriculum. The space is a valuable resource for addressing socio-environmental issues, contributing to scientific dissemination. However, it pointed out the need for planning actions with schools, due to the limited time on guided visits, which makes the approach difficult as pointed out by theoretical assumptions.

Volume 7 • Issue 01 • 2024

Mar 18, 2024 es Article
Environmental Journalism from a Local Perspective in Mexico: Perspectives, Needs, and Challenges

by Isaac Comonfort-Galindo and Ana Claudia Nepote

The present study mapped local media outlets in Michoacán, Mexico, prioritizing science and environmental topics. The work was conducted from February to July 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-two digital media outlets were identified that regularly address environmental and/or science approaches. A survey was conducted with communication and journalism professionals in Michoacán to understand perspectives on specialized journalism in the region. Addressing the challenges requires the reactivation of collaboration networks and medium- to long-term financing strategies to allow for the consolidation of existing initiatives.

Volume 7 • Issue 01 • 2024 • Medioambiente y divulgación de la ciencia / Meio ambiente e divulgação da ciência

Mar 11, 2024 es Practice Insight
REMARCO network: science and communication in addressing marine-coastal stressors.

by Laura Brenes-Alfaro and Daniel Carrasco-Palma

This article presents the experience of collaborative and interdisciplinary work between scientists and communicators, in the framework of the Marine-Coastal Stressors Research Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (REMARCO), created in 2018. It reflects on the actions achieved since its creation, and the dynamics established between the scientific and communication groups. It is concluded that the collaborative work has allowed scientists to learn how to disseminate the results of their research, while communicators acquire technical knowledge on the problem of marine-coastal stressors, achieving synergies for the benefit of scientific dissemination; with improvement areas that should be solved soon.

Volume 7 • Issue 01 • 2024 • Medioambiente y divulgación de la ciencia / Meio ambiente e divulgação da ciência

Feb 29, 2024 pt Article
Mapping disinformation about the environment in Latin America and the Caribbean: a bibliometric analysis of an incipient field of research

by Krystal Urbano, Thaiane Oliveira, Simone Evangelista and Luisa Massarani

In this article, we carry out a bibliometric analysis of studies carried out in Latin America and the Caribbean on environmental disinformation. Our corpus consisted of 51 articles, identified in the Scopus, Web of Science, Dimensions and Scielo databases. The results show continued growth in the production of scientific articles on misinformation and the environment after 2016, with climate change as a recurring theme. They also point to an increase in interest in the topic in the area of Communication & Information. It can also be seen that the field is in an early stage of development, however, it has an international and interdisciplinary character.

Volume 7 • Issue 01 • 2024 • Medioambiente y divulgación de la ciencia / Meio ambiente e divulgação da ciência

Feb 19, 2024 es Practice Insight
The preventive role of science communication for vulnerable populations in the face of environmental threats

by María del Carmen Sánchez-Mora and Alba Patricia Macías-Nestor

The world population ages coincidentally with a critical environmental situation due to climate change which threatens vulnerable populations, including many older adults. An exercise to communicate the risks of climate change is presented, based on detecting from a survey the knowledge and attitudes of this population on the subject. This survey was the basis from a workshop to promote self-care in the face of environmental risks faced by the elderly. The workshop was useful to reduce ignorance about the subject and to promote self-care and social responsibility. These aspects will be incorporated in museographic script adaptable to different contexts and needs

Volume 7 • Issue 01 • 2024 • Medioambiente y divulgación de la ciencia / Meio ambiente e divulgação da ciência

Feb 09, 2024 pt Article
The importance of research groups for the legitimization and consolidation of Environmental Communication in Brazil

by Wilson da Costa Bueno

The research carried out with the CNPq Research Groups Directory rescued the research groups in Environmental Communication in Brazil, which were categorized based on numerous factors (date of foundation, constitution, institutional links, lines of research and profile of the group leaders , its training and production in the area). The data obtained in the investigation, of a primarily quantitative nature, highlighted the importance of these groups in the production and dissemination of qualified information, allowing us to conclude that they contribute to subsidizing the construction of public policies, as well as to the training of teachers, researchers and professionals in the environmental field.

Volume 7 • Issue 01 • 2024 • Medioambiente y divulgación de la ciencia / Meio ambiente e divulgação da ciência

Nov 27, 2023 pt Practice Insight
Bodies and voices of scientific articles: mediations of communication and culture in the scientific dissemination content of the journal Reciis

by Roberto Abib and Clara Marques de Sousa

This work analyzes the communication processes of the contents of scientific dissemination of the project ‘Articles and authors in the media and social media: for innovative and accessible scientific dissemination of Reciis’. The study is based on the assumption that scientific dissemination is a way
of knowledge produced in the mediations of scientific culture. Break up of praxis as a theoretical-methodological contribution in order to highlight the effects discursive aspects of the materials. We propose that such practices mediated with the presence (bodies and voices) of Reciis authors in the media present innovative ways of communicating science.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

Nov 20, 2023 es Article
Analysis of the Anti-Vaccine Movement on Twitter: A Latin American Perspective

by Valeria Edelsztein and Claudio Cormick

In this article, we conducted a comprehensive survey of the publications from "Médicos por la Verdad" (Doctors for the Truth), one of the main anti-vaccine groups in Latin America, on the social media platform Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic. We categorized their types of reasoning and the content of their messages, and we showed that the existing proposals for the analysis of anti-scientific discourses cannot be applied to this particular case. Consequently, we propose a new categorization and its focused application using tools available for science communicators on one hand, and the non-specialized public on the other.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

Nov 13, 2023 es Article
Challenges of health mobilization and communication: the case of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Mexico

by Juan Carlos García-Cruz, Ana Laura González-Zambrano and Xenia A. Rueda-Romero

The main objective of this work is to identify the communicative elements essential to generating effective communication of health and its relationship with health policies, actions, and strategies. To do this, based on a case study, interviews were carried out with doctors and researchers in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Mexico. We realized an analysis of how medical and scientific communities relate to society, from their participation in spaces within scientific communities and openness to the dialogues and challenges they face. Finally, we proposed communicative elements to establish effective health communication.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

Nov 06, 2023 es Article
Aproximación a la comunicación pública de la arqueología desde México

by Semati Palmera Rodríguez Ríos

Se busca conformar un panorama general de la comunicación pública de la arqueología en México, específicamente desde experiencias en uno de sus estados costeros, a través de un diagnóstico generado desde una revisión bibliográfica y mediática, así como con entrevistas a arqueólogos y arqueólogas. Lo anterior a partir de una conceptualización desde la apropiación social de la ciencia, además de una postura pluralista que invita a considerar las particularidades de las disciplinas científico sociales dentro de los estudios en comunicación pública de la ciencia y la tecnología.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

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