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ABS117 - The Scientific Culture as a synthesis among interactions of activity systems: a preliminary study

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Paper in a Working Group Roundtable (WGRT)
11:00 AM, Thursday 31 Aug 2017 (1 hour)
Midday Meal   12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
Convention Center - 2000 A - Table C
In this paper, we aim to discuss the scientific culture from the perspective of activity theory and to understand it as a synthesis of activity systems resulting from interactions between other activity systems. To build up a proposal for the scientific culture activity system, we suggest three systems: science production; scientific communication and scientific education. Our results highlight that the scientific culture can be understood as a complex of relations between activities motivated by several factors, which extend from the production of new reality interpretations to cultural transmission through the media or school.

Federal University of Ouro Preto
Faculdade de Educação - Universidade de São Paulo
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