Resources

In this section you will find useful documents and information on science engagement in general, and Ecsite activities in particular. Browse through articles, toolkits, reports, websites...

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Resources

Book or article
Airplane condensation trails in the Brussels sky - which "chemtrail" conspiracy theorists claim to be chemical substances governments spray to keep populations subdued. Photo Antonio Gomes da Costa

Feature article by António Gomes da Costa published in Spokes #27, February 2017

We need to help citizens grasp the difference between authority-based and science-based validation, argues Gomes da Costa (and much more)
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
post-truth, post-fact, worldview, science, process, Spokes
EXTRA
Spokes resource

Extra is the definitive online tool for Europe’s community of professionals working with travelling science exhibitions.

Category:
Topics in science
Report
Hypatia
Spokes resource

The report Good Practices on Gender Inclusion in STEM Communication concerns a number of gender-inclusive science education activities designed by European science centres, museums, research institutions, industrial institutions, and other science education institutions.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Hypatia #expecteverything #gender #innovation #Genderinclusion, #STEM #GirlsinSTEM
Report
Hypatia
Spokes resource

Criteria For Gender Inclusion or critically discusses the reasons present-day science education does not attract the required diversity of youth to STEM study programmes.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Hypatia #expecteverything #gender #innovation #Genderinclusion, #STEM #GirlsinSTEM
Book or article
UN stand / UNRIC at European Development Days, 6-8 June 2017, Brussels. 'You are the policy maker' says the campaign banner, reflecting the Sustainable Development Goals' bottom-up approach.

Interviews published in Spokes #34, October 2017

Why this planetary mobilization is beautiful - and why the science engagement community should care and act.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
sustainable development, SDGs, UN, ISCSMD, #SCWS2017, Spokes
Book or article
Book: Little Country, Big Talk: Science Communication in Ireland
Spokes resource

"This book is an invaluable resource if you work in the field and collaborate with Irish institutions". Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director at Science Gallery International, Dublin, Ireland. October 2017.

Keywords:
good read, Ireland, scicomm
Book or article
Article RRI - Justyna Wojniak
Spokes resource

This paper discusses the RRI Tools project which has been initiated by the European Commission. The key element of this project is performing science with society and for society, which includes wide cooperation with different societal actors, representing researchers, business, civil society and policy makers. An important part of this concept is diversity and gender equality in the research sector.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
RRI Tools, gender equality, research community, policy makers, inclusive and reflective societies
Practical guide or toolkit
The Creative Museum Toolkit
Spokes resource

The Creative Museum Toolkit helps museum professionals carry out innovative and creative practices in their institutions.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
museums, creative practices, innovative strategies
Book or article
Participants at the Hackathon that took place at the  Science Museum London from 21st to 22nd February. Picture by: © Science Museum Group Digital Lab

Interviews published in Spokes #34, October 2017

Four professionals share their thoughts and experience on organisation-wide Digital strategies
Keywords:
digital strategy, museum, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
Pop Up Science: A practical Guide
Spokes resource

Pop Up Science is a practical guide to transforming empty shops into creative spaces for science engagement.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
scicomm, science engagement, practical guide, science shop
Book or article
Book: The Making of MONA
Spokes resource

"One of the best books to understand how to bring an institution to life and create a museum for everyone". Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director at Science Gallery International, Dublin, Ireland. September 2017.

Keywords:
good read, museum, scicomm
Book or article
Girls’ Day event at Experimentarium - Hypatia project

Interviews published in Spokes #33, September 2017

These pan-European projects have found their path
Keywords:
adaptation, pan-European, collaboration, co-production, sparks, Hypatia, exhibitions, Spokes

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