Doce razones — no nuevas pero a menudo olvidadas — para que los científicos participen en actividades de comunicación de las ciencias

Doce razones — no nuevas pero a menudo olvidadas — para que los científicos participen en actividades de comunicación de las ciencias

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Ronnie Reyes-Arriagada
Carla Christie
Paul Bamford

Resumen

La comunicación científica a través de actividades de divulgación ye involucramiento público se reconoce actualmente como un elemento importante del trabajo de las y los investigadores, pero la participación de estos en este tipo de actividades sigue siendo baja. Muchos de los científicos no comprenden el propósito y los beneficios que la divulgación brinda al público en general, lo que puede dar cuentad además de un bajo porcentaje de tiempo dedicado a la comunicación científica. El creciente papel social de la comunicación de las ciencias se torna paradójico a la luz de la limitada motivación de los científicos por participar en estas actividades. Por ello, el propósito de este trabajo es ofrecer un resumen breve, limitado y sistemático de 11 argumentos que justifican por qué los científicos deberían estar comunicando su trabajo a la sociedad. Estos argumentos pueden ser útiles para instituciones científicas y tecnológicas en países desarrollados, y especialmente en aquellos países en vías de desarrollo, donde el vínculo social con el sector científico y tecnológico es mucho más limitado.

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