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metadata.dc.type: Trabalho apresentado em evento
Title: Informational guide of CanalCiência as a pedagogical tool to bring closer science and society, knowledge and information
metadata.dc.creator: Pinheiro, Lena Vânia Ribeiro
Silva, Márcia Rocha da
Souza, Sonia Regina Burnier de
Barros, Flávia Rubenia da Silva
Guerra, Claudia Bucceroni
Abstract: Origin, conception and analysis of the pedagogical tools of CanalCiência (, a portal created in 2002 by the Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology (IBICT) with the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and whose main purpose is the scientific divulgation of Brazilian researches developed in universities, centers and research units in priority areas. In 2004 the CanalCiência started its educational activities exploring research-texts already indexed in its database, through workshops and theatrical shows in schools. The workshops showed some of the teachers’ needs (Silva and Pinheiro, 2007), for supply this demand, the “Informational Guide for Teachers” ( was elaborated, directed to the Science areas in general, to be used in high schools and technical schools in the Country. The Guide has a double purpose: scientific divulgation and informational literacy. In relation to the first purpose, the texts in the CanalCiência database are re-written in non-specialized language for easier understanding by the laymen. The second purpose addresses the problem of information literacy (competência em informação). Thus the central focus was on the search and citation of scientific information, respecting the intellectual property and adopting the standards of the Brazilian Association for Technical Standardization (ABNT-Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas). The CanalCiência uses for its own follow-up and evaluation the software AWStats (Advanced Web Statistics). This statistical tool was used in the bibliometric analyses for selecting the Guide’s researches. The main conclusion of this work refers to the effects of the innovative aggregation of the two practices, scientific divulgation and information literacy: they act as complementary actions, with mutual reinforcement, with a great potential for expansion and multiplicative effects. This can be one way to bring forth a conscience for the proper use of scientific and technical information, fighting plagiarism and copying in school papers – rendered very common by the Internet. The Guide, as a pedagogical tool can also contribute to an integral education of students and for their better critical reflexive thinking. Finally the Guide – as it puts together two converging actions, scientific divulgation and information literacy – promotes the transformation of information into “knowledge into action” (Wersig, 1993) and leads to the exercise of citizenship.
Keywords: Divulgação científica
Competência em informação
Guia informacional para professores
Publisher: IATED
Citation: In: International Conference on Education and New Lerarning Technologies (EDULEARN), Jul. 2009, Barcelona. EDULEARN09 Proceedings CD. Barcelona : International Association for Technology, Education and Development, 2009. 11p.
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
Issue Date: 2009
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