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

EXTRA
Spokes resource

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

Category:
Topics in science
Book or article
Nottingham, UK: Students sharpen their science skills at 3-2-1-Ignition*, a science pop up shop located in a mall. Part of the PLACES project. © Ignite!
Spokes resource

Science is not the same for everyone. Science engagement professionals must think critically about why and how social exclusion happens and why it is so resilient.

Feature article by Matteo Merzagora published in Spokes#3, Spring 2014

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
social inclusion
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource

Aimed at families with children from the age of 8 and / or pupils in the 4-6 th grade. Covers biomedical engineering, th respiratory system, measuring volume.

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

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
engineering, Workshop, medicine, biomedical, engineer
Report
Spokes resource

This presentation was given at the Ecsite Annual General Meeting in Trento on 10 June 2015.

Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
2014 activity report, rosalia vargas, 2015 Ecsite AGM
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource

The committee of PLACES researchers coordinated by PLACES partner Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, developed the PLACES Impact Assessment Toolkit to measure science communication initiatives and policies.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
impact, assessment, PLACES
Book or article
Illingworth S, Redfern J, Millington S and Gray S 2015, F1000Research 2015, 4:409
Spokes resource

Look at the intriguing word clouds resulting from on a study proposing "concise and workable definitions for science outreach, public engagement, widening participation, and knowledge exchange".

A 2015 study by Sam Illingworth, James Redfern, Steve Millington and Sam Gray.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
definitions, nomenclature, science outreach, public engagement
Report
2014 Ecsite Annual Report - Cover
Spokes resource

Browse through Ecsite's 2014 Annual Report, entitled "A cosmic year". Alight the Ecsite spaceship and embark on a journey through European constellations, Horizon 2020 project proposal showers, creativity hotspots and unknown galaxies.

Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
annual report, 2014, a cosmic year
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource

A set of cards that presents different questions, statements & ideas that will foster conversations about different aspects of Research and Innovation (RRI).

Developed as part of the RRI Tools project (2014-2016).

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
game, cards, #rri, dialogue, Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI Tools
Book or article
Cheltenham Science Festival 2014: A member of the public experiences how it is to be a patient undertaking a (simulated) cardiac procedure, an angioplasty; a discussion about his experience involves the clinical professionals present and the public.

Interviews published in Spokes #19, May 2016

Three academics dissect participation in science communication and museums. Of copyright, New Labour, pleasure, artist egos, housing prices, surgeons and magicians... 
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Participation, dialogue, inclusion, co-production, copyright, democracy, politics, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource

This handbook is for people using the playdecide.eu webtool to develop new Decide kits. It is an evolving, working document: we hope it captures the learning from our experience so far.

We also hope that some of the users of the webtool will go beyond current practice, tweaking the format for their own ends. We hope furthermore that we will be able to include such experiments in future editions of this handbook.

This handbook was produced by the new economics foundation for the FUND project, with a grant from the European Commission (grant agreement SiS-CT-2009-230474).

Book or article
Spokes resource

Paper by Emily Dawson published in 2014 in the Science Education journal.

Explores how people from low-income, minority ethnic groups perceive and experience exclusion from informal science education (ISE) institutions, such as museums and science centers.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
social inclusion, minority, ethnic group, access, barrier
Book or article

Interviews published in Spokes #24, November 2016

We asked 10 brave individuals from our field to share their scariest professional nightmares with you
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
personal story, nightmare, professional risks, Spokes

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