Seminar on the research project of
Naira Díaz Moreno
Giovedì 6 Dicembre 2012 – ore 16:00[:]
Dipartimento FISPPA, sede di Sociologia – Sala Specchi, via Cesarotti 10/12, Padova.
The main objective of this research project is to study and analyse socioscientific issues divulgation (Simonneaux & Simonneaux, 2009) in the media, specifically in written press, given that SSIs are widespread in current and emerging issues in our society.
As a starting point of our study, we consider that SSIs can be an important driver of scientific literacy within and outside the classroom (Sadler and Zeidler, 2009).
Socioscientific debates arise and become widespread concerning the most popular and innovative issues in our society: transgenics, Homeopathy, the impact of mobile phone network and so on. For this reason we believe it is important to analyse the meaning of these debates and the relationship between information processing in newspapers and teaching literature and to determine their possible use in a school context.