Research in education and communication in science: contributions from the Biota-Fapesp program to biodiversity education

Authors

  • Alessandra Bizerra Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Zoologia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2164-3350
  • Érica Speglich Maritaca Divulgação Científica
  • Suzana Ursi Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Botânica https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1493-2496

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/1676-0611-bn-2022-1381

Abstract

Abstract In this article, we aim to understand the contributions of the Biota-Fapesp Program to the research in biodiversity education and communication. Our research questions are: (i) is the Biota-Fapesp Program following or contributing to the significant advances in conceptual, technological/methodological, and management/governance aspects of biodiversity education/communication research?; (ii) if yes, how do the projects contribute to these advances?; and (iii) what are the main expectations for the future of Biota in education and communication research? Our analyzes highlighted a qualitative contribution from the Biota-Fapesp Program at institutional, methodological, conceptual, and educational levels. However, due to the few projects, it can be considered a summative contribution and not a transformative one. Perspectives for the Biota-Fapesp Program in these areas were divided into three approaches: 1. Research lines and concepts that could be encouraged through specific calls or inclusion in other calls of interest to the Program; 2. Innovative methodological approaches for the area that should be encouraged; 3. Suggestions for scientific research management and infrastructure. Through data and discussions presented below, we hope to contribute to the understanding of the role of Biota-Fapesp in the area, and point out ways to develop research, practices and public policies that promote the strengthening of science as culture.

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Published

2022-01-01

How to Cite

Bizerra, A., Speglich, Érica, & Ursi, S. (2022). Research in education and communication in science: contributions from the Biota-Fapesp program to biodiversity education. Biota Neotropica, 22(spe). https://doi.org/10.1590/1676-0611-bn-2022-1381

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