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
Practical guide or toolkit
Copyright ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
Spokes resource

The exciting Rosetta mission gave many science centres and museums the opportunity to get involved in synchronized international events, to show live science, and to feel the excitement and tension of live operations!

In 2016 the Ecsite Space Group prepared an update with the latest achievements of the mission and provided ready to use tools such as general scripts for each event with suggestions of activities.

Keywords:
#space group, #rosetta, #ESA
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource

Practical guidelines to make sure your exhibition is thought and built for touring.

Keywords:
touring exhibition, castex
Book or article
Spokes resource

A 2007 article by Beatriz Plaza published for the famous museum's tenth anniversary, exploring the Guggenheim's effectiveness in reactivating the city’s economy.

Can the Bilbao effect be emulated elsewhere in the world?

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
museum, effectiveness, economics, impact, bilbao
Book or article
Spokes resource

The Mechelen Declaration was signed at the Science Center World Summit in Mechelen (Belgium) on 19 March 2014. It underlines science centres' changing role in engaging audiences with global challenges.

Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
position paper, Science Centre World Congress
Book or article
#EcsiteAwards winner 2015: Norsk Teknisk Museum for TING exhibition

Interviews published in Spokes #9, June 2015

TING, the 2015 Mariano Gago Ecsite Award winning project explores the complex relationship between technology and democracy
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Mariano Gago Ecsite Award, TING, norsk teknisk museum, democracy, citizenship, dialogue, Spokes
Book or article
Spokes resource

A 2017 paper by Bronwyn Bevan published in the Studies in Science Education journal. This paper takes a critical view of the claims about Making as a productive form of science teaching and learning.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
making, science education, maker movement, good reads, Spokes
Spokes resource

The Internal Regulations contain provisions which complement the Statutes of the Association. This version was approved at the 2015 Annual General Assembly on 10 June 2015.

Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
internal regulations, agm, 2016
Website
Spokes resource

Browse short synopses of current peer-reviewed research relevant to informal science education (ISE). Download synthesis papers addressing hot topics in ISE. Share what’s interesting to you by putting it on your public bookshelf.

Category:
Education & learning
Book or article
The Science LinX live project takes scientists and visitors out of campus, onto surprising locations such as canal boats or private kitchens.
Spokes resource

Are science centres run by or born from universities shaping the future of science centres at large?

Feature article by René Fransen published in Spokes#4, Summer 2014

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
University, science centres, collaboration, Science Gallery, universum, ScienceLinx
Book or article
Designing exhibitions, a co-creation process between client, designer and visitor - by Expology, Göran Joryd

Interviews published in Spokes #21, August 2016

The questions you need to ask beforehand for good working relationships afterwards
Keywords:
design, designers, evaluation, visitor research, testing, collaboration, REV Group, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource

A 2012 report published by the European Commission

An overview of results emerging from 38 national reports on science in society

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
science & society, sis, fp7, policy, EU, european commission, masis

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