A riqueza do imponderável: complexidade e desafios da ciência, tecnologia e sociedade e da educação ambiental em rede
Ferrari, Maíra Miller
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In the current socio-environmental crisis it is critical that the relationships between Science, Technology and Society (STS) and Environmental Education (EE) are enriched, strengthened and dynamized. From the experience of four years in a cultural network called Circuito Fora do Eixo the following question arose: How to awaken the awareness of socio-environmental complexity within a social network? This study features a qualitative and literature review nature and it aims at understanding the different relationships between STS and the perspective of identifying contributions of these theories for the practice of Network Environmental Education. The epistemological framework of this research is the Complex Thinking according to Edgar Morin along with the Environmental Rationality by Enrique Leff. The study contextualizes: the socio-environmental crisis and the cultural dimension of the human being, the environmental rationality, the network society, and lastly, the relationship between Science, Technology and Society and Environmental Education. Based on these research developments we designed an Environmental Education program for network constituted collectives. We realized that it is essential to the program not to be ruled only in contents and that the most important are the human relationships that are established from there. The program features ways for socio-environmental sustainability in this network universe and considers the multiculturalism as an important bias in the process. It was noted that the Environmental Education and the Science, Technology and Society converge in many of the challenges to be faced by them. The implementation of this program can encourage both the critical awareness of the socio-environmental issues and the network participation in order to promote a change in the sensitivities and values, while giving rise also to the search of creative solutions into the achievement of sustainable societies.