The super-specialization and complexity of science has generated an exclusive vocabulary of techniques and terminologies that is difficult for many to understand. This situation has created a great breech in communication between scientists and the general public. The PCST provides one of the most suitable channels through which to unite these two parties. But this process must take into account the cultural characteristics of participating actors ↓their values, beliefs, traditions, habits, phobias, symbols and knowledge↓ to ensure that scientific and technological decision-making is more transparent and is open to the general public. This work proposes to study the PCST from a sociocultural approach.

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Science communication and social participation to communication science from the sociocultural approach

María de los Ángeles Erazo Pesantez   Facultad de Ciencias Sociales,Universidad de Salamanca

The super-specialization and complexity of science has generated an exclusive vocabulary of techniques and terminologies that is difficult for many to understand. This situation has created a great breech in communication between scientists and the general public. The PCST provides one of the most suitable channels through which to unite these two parties. But this process must take into account the cultural characteristics of participating actors ↓their values, beliefs, traditions, habits, phobias, symbols and knowledge↓ to ensure that scientific and technological decision-making is more transparent and is open to the general public. This work proposes to study the PCST from a sociocultural approach.

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