This presentation synthesizes the main theoretical and methodological aspects, as well as the advances and conclusions, of the Proyecto Red de Medición del Impacto de la Popularización1 de la Ciencia y Tecnología en Iberoamérica (REMIPCYT [Impact of Popularization of Science and Technology in Ibero-America Measurement Network] Project), financed by the Programa Iberoamericano CYTED (Ibero-American Programme for Science, Technology and Development). It was carried out within the framework of the Red-POP (Red de Popularización de la Ciencia y Tecnología en América Latina y el Caribe [Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean]). The impact is interpreted in terms of the effects produced in social subjects and in society as a consequence of the processes of scientific and technological knowledge appropriation. Such effects translate into and can be perceived through attitudes, practices and social behaviours. The results show changes in four selected dimensions: (1) degree of involvement in the popularization activity, (2) relationship between the thematic content on popularization and the personal decision-making of the participants, (3) relationship between popularization and the dialogue of knowledge, (4) impact of popularization on personal development and working life. 

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Impact assessment of activities for the popularization of science, technology and society

Merino Graciela   Programa de Divulgación y Enseñanza de las Ciencias (Programme for the Dissemination and Teaching of Sciences), Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Roncoroni Matilde   Programa de Divulgación y Enseñanza de las Ciencias (Programme for the Dissemination and Teaching of Sciences), Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Pedersoli Constanza   Programa de Divulgación y Enseñanza de las Ciencias (Programme for the Dissemination and Teaching of Sciences), Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Eckmeyer Martín   Programa de Divulgación y Enseñanza de las Ciencias (Programme for the Dissemination and Teaching of Sciences), Universidad Nacional de La Plata

De La Concepción Celina   Programa de Divulgación y Enseñanza de las Ciencias (Programme for the Dissemination and Teaching of Sciences), Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Mundo Nuevo – Programa de Divulgación y Enseñanza de las Ciencias (Programme for the Dissemination and Teaching of Sciences), Universidad Nacional de La Plata

This presentation synthesizes the main theoretical and methodological aspects, as well as the advances and conclusions, of the Proyecto Red de Medición del Impacto de la Popularización1 de la Ciencia y Tecnología en Iberoamérica (REMIPCYT [Impact of Popularization of Science and Technology in Ibero-America Measurement Network] Project), financed by the Programa Iberoamericano CYTED (Ibero-American Programme for Science, Technology and Development). It was carried out within the framework of the Red-POP (Red de Popularización de la Ciencia y Tecnología en América Latina y el Caribe [Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean]). The impact is interpreted in terms of the effects produced in social subjects and in society as a consequence of the processes of scientific and technological knowledge appropriation. Such effects translate into and can be perceived through attitudes, practices and social behaviours. The results show changes in four selected dimensions: (1) degree of involvement in the popularization activity, (2) relationship between the thematic content on popularization and the personal decision-making of the participants, (3) relationship between popularization and the dialogue of knowledge, (4) impact of popularization on personal development and working life. 

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