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Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Física

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DIAS, Ricardo Henrique Almeida  and  ALMEIDA, Maria José P.M. de. Scientific journalism characteristics in reading of popular science texts by undergraduate students of physics. Rev. Bras. Ensino Fís. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.4, pp.4401-4412. ISSN 1806-1117.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-11172009000400013.

In this article we synthesize some specific aspects of scientific journalism and identified the presence of some of these elements in the interpretations of physics undergraduates acquired while reading popular scientific texts from the journals Ciência Hoje and Pesquisa Fapesp. We believe that the relationship between undergraduates interpretation and some journalism characteristics seem to suggest that the potentialities and limits in the use of scientific popularization magazines for teaching effective situations could be linked to conditions in which those texts are produced.

Keywords : reading; scientific divulgation; journalistic discourse; pre-service training; physics.

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