[ONLINE] University of Aveiro, Portugal

October 21, 22 and 23 2020

Banca da Ciência and the Crossing of Cultural Diversity

Catarina Michelone 
Cathia Alves

The investigation “Banca da Ciência and the crossing of cultural diversity” is the result of an extension project by the Federal Institute of Science and Technology of São Paulo (IFSP – Salto campus). This project is part of a broad action, entitled “Banca da Ciência at School”, which was born at the University of São Paulo – Brazil in 2009. The project is developed in a playful perspective in connection with artistic-cultural manifestations and social themes, for through non-formal interventions in a school setting. It is based on socio-cultural and playful proposals (games and games), involving low-cost materials and media products, such as films, series episodes, short films and documentaries. Visits to schools, events, projects and social programs take place, in addition to the application of workshops and recreational classes addressing issues such as gender, race and class. In this specific case, the Science Board associated with cultural diversity provided access and democratization on gender and identity issues based on cultural, historical and social differences for public school students, who were able to intend and question elements about machismo, inequalities and differences.

Keywords: Science board; cultural diversity; playfulness; non-formal education.