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