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...

Feel free to submit resources for this section. Send all relevant materials with a short explanation about the contents to: info@ecsite.eu

Resources

Book or article
Spokes resource

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
Practical guide or toolkit
Professional Guidelines for establishing an Open Nano Lab / a Nano Researcher Live area
Spokes resource

This handbook and its appendices present professional guidelines on how to establish an Open Nano Lab or a Nano Researcher Live area in a science museum / science centre in cooperation with a local partner university.

Developed as part of the Nano To Touch project (2009-2011).

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
nano, nanotechnology, Nano to Touch
Book or article
Techniquest was the first cultural institution in the development of Cardiff Harbour

Feature article by Professor Per-Edvin Persson published in Spokes #9, June 2015

Need to prove (potential) impact and argue the case science centres and museums with stakeholders and decision makers? This review is exactly what you were looking for: Persson summarizes scientific and professional literature on the impact of science centres
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
impact, Persson, learning, economy, urban planning, Bilbao effect, Spokes
Material for workshops and exhibitions
ENGINEER project
Spokes resource

Amied at families with children from the age of 8. 45 Minutes. Introduction to agricultural engineering.

Developed as part of the ENGINEER project (2011-2014)

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
engineering, Workshop, agriculture, engineer
Book or article
Spokes resource

This analysis aims to look at ¨dialogue events¨ that do not inform policy.

Published in the Public Understanding of Science journal in 2008.

By Sarah Davies, Ellen McCallie, Elin Simonsson, Jane L. Lehr and Sally Duensing

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
science, dialogue, research, engagement
Book or article
Training of researchers at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci

Feature article by Sara Calcagnini - Maria Xanthoudaki published in Spokes #22, September 2016

Reflections from two museum professionals training researchers in public engagement
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
researchers, scientists, science engagement, facilitation, training, #scicomm, Spokes
Report
Spokes resource

An impact report from the early 2000s supported by Ecsite and ASTC.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science centre, museum, impact, community, learning, attitude, culture, background
Book or article
Tom (educator) and Krista (educational developer) pose at their research table, where they investigated asking questions with authentic objects. Two students (on the right) helped with data collection. Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands

Feature article by Yuri Matteman - Welmoet Damsma published in Spokes #27, February 2017

Developing an organisation-wide learning research culture: A museum shares its journey
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Naturalis, research, evidence-based education, evaluation, learning, Spokes
Book or article
Liberate Tate stages a protest at Tate Britain (2011). The group aimed to end the Tate’s corporate sponsorship with British Petroleum. Tate and BP have since parted.

Feature article by Robert R. Janes published in Spokes #17, March 2016

Museum scholar-practitioner Robert Janes urges museums to take a stance on climate change
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
climate change, neutrality, taking a stance, sponsorship, oil companies, manifesto, Spokes
Book or article
bioeconomy strategy graphic

Feature article by Gilles Laroche - In conversation with Raquel da Cunha published in Spokes #12, October 2015

The European Commission is investing in the Bioeconomy sector and there will be a role for public engagement organisations in this field - get on board!
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
bioeconomy, #h2020, Horizon 2020, european commission, Spokes
Book or article
Permanent exhibition at the Neanderthal Museum- reconstruction

Interviews published in Spokes #13, November 2015

Four Ecsite members share the initiatives they developed – and why they went for it.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
refugees, migrants, inclusion, migration, welcome, politics, citizenship, democracy, Spokes

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