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Title: The Scientific Self-Literacy of Ordinary People: Scientific Dialogic Gatherings
Author: Buslón Valdez, Nataly
Gairal, Regina
León Jiménez, Susana
Padrós, Maria
Reale, Emanuela
Keywords: Alfabetització tecnològica
Educació d'adults
Technological literacy
Adult education
Issue Date: 30-Jul-2020
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract: In the last decade, researchers have responded to a social demand for science to become more responsible and have a greater effect on society by looking for innovative ways to link science and lay people. The movement to democratize expert knowledge is growing. This movement is creating tools that are used for improving the scientific literacy of citizens. This article presents dialogues between researchers and lay people of low socioeconomic status and low educational level on the social impact of a Scientific Dialogic Gathering (SDG) as a tool for promoting scientific self-literacy that is being developed at an urban adult school in Spain. Based on a communicative and qualitative approach, an SDG encourages people of low socioeconomic status and low educational level to learn about the latest scientific breakthroughs on issues that interest them, such as health-related topics. Participants in a SDG, together with researchers and educators, discuss scientific articles in an egalitarian dialog. One of the main results of this experience is that SDGs are helping lay people to make better decisions in the face of the challenges of today's society.
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It is part of: Qualitative Inquiry, 2020, vol. 26, num. 8-9, p. 977-982
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ISSN: 1077-8004
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