The EU-FP7 funded project ―SiS Catalyst – children as change agents for science in society‖ is analysing the interrelationships between science communications as a practices of social exclusion or a practices of social inclusion taking into consideration two perspective in science: science as a knowledge that serves people or science as discursive formation that control people.  

Analysing the history of children‘s right, the separation of children from public life and the demand for active participation and citizenship, introduces the demand for paradigm shift in science communication toward a dialogical attitude in science communication which considerer children as subject of knowledge, rights and politics

Principles of Critical Pedagogy, Theatre of the Oppressed and The Pedagogy of The Oppressed are introduced as references to reinterpret the work with children in science communication and develop a space for critical reflection and redevelopment of Science in Society Activities based on values of equality, differences, equity and democracy.

The Dialogic Approach to SiS Catalyst toolkit based of Critical Pedagogy, Theatre of the Oppressed and The Pedagogy of the Oppressed offers an insight to invent new ways of engaging with children and developing a balanced relationship considering asymmetrical differences.   

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Science Communication and critical pedagogy
A pathway to include children as subject of rights, politics and knowledge

Raul Araujo   SiS Catalyst Member and Consultant

The EU-FP7 funded project ―SiS Catalyst – children as change agents for science in society‖ is analysing the interrelationships between science communications as a practices of social exclusion or a practices of social inclusion taking into consideration two perspective in science: science as a knowledge that serves people or science as discursive formation that control people.  

Analysing the history of children‘s right, the separation of children from public life and the demand for active participation and citizenship, introduces the demand for paradigm shift in science communication toward a dialogical attitude in science communication which considerer children as subject of knowledge, rights and politics

Principles of Critical Pedagogy, Theatre of the Oppressed and The Pedagogy of The Oppressed are introduced as references to reinterpret the work with children in science communication and develop a space for critical reflection and redevelopment of Science in Society Activities based on values of equality, differences, equity and democracy.

The Dialogic Approach to SiS Catalyst toolkit based of Critical Pedagogy, Theatre of the Oppressed and The Pedagogy of the Oppressed offers an insight to invent new ways of engaging with children and developing a balanced relationship considering asymmetrical differences.   

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