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
The Cloud Chamber is used to detect nuclear radiation by observing the traces of elementary particles. Designed by Scottish physicist Charles Wilson in 1900. Photo by Agata Steifer.

Interviews published in Spokes #37, January 2018

Science centre and museum professionals on their special relationship with an object or exhibit that got under their skin. | Estimated reading time: 22 minutes (1-3 min per interview)
Keywords:
Object, exhibit, museum, science centre, cherished object, museum professionals, stories, Spokes
Video
Blade Runner 2049
Spokes resource

Blade Runner 2049 is an American science fiction film released last October, sequel to the 1982 Blade Runner. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford as protagonists, with Ana de Armas and Jared Leto in supporting roles. K (Gosling) is a replicant himself in charge of hunting down other rogue bioengineered humans like him. Everything changes when he receives the order of exterminating the child of two replicants in order to prevent an uprising. By Suzanna Filipecki, Project Manager at Ecsite.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
Blade Runner 2049, film, science, technology
Report
EU Comission
Spokes resource

The European Commission has created a policy paper that examines the role of Social Innovation in Social Sciences and Humanities research, especially in those research projects funded under FP6 and 7, as well as Horizon 2020.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
EU Commission, social innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities, research
Material for workshops and exhibitions
EU Space Awareness -  Space Careers Booklet
Spokes resource

Produced in the context of the Space Awareness project, the Space Careers booklet presents several exciting space-related careers with the aim of inspiring the next generation of space explorers.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#space, #Careers, #Education, #SpaceAwareness, #SpaceCareers, #STEMeducation
Website
Culture & Creativity
Spokes resource

The EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme offers a wide range of online free courses for cultural managers.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Culture & Creativity, EU, online courses, cultural management
Book or article
The Cosmos exhibition at  the Museum of tomorrow. Credits: Byron-Prujansky

Interviews published in Spokes #36, December 2017

Seven stories from the Science Centre World Summit that took place in Japan last month | Estimated reading time: 25 minutes (2-5 min per interview)
Keywords:
SCWS, Spokes
Book or article
Photo by Clint Adair on Unsplash

Feature article by Maria Xanthoudaki published in Spokes #36, December 2017

Maria Xanthoudaki surveys recent pedagogies | Estimated reading time: 18 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
21st century pedagogy, Flipped classroom Precision pedagogy Making Integrated teaching Scenario-based learning Design thinking Project-based learning Peer education Experiential learning Technology-enabled active learning Service learning Place-based education Digital learning, education, learning, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
Public engagement: a practical guide
Spokes resource

At the request of the NIHR, Sense about Science has developed this practical guide for researchers to successfully involve the public in communicating findings.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
public engagement, research, science communication
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Hypatia Project
Spokes resource

Hypatia’s toolkit is an accessible, practical and ready-to-use digital collection of innovative activities aimed at teenagers.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Hypatia, #expecteverything, #gender, #Toolkit, science café, Meet a STEM professional, #game #Activity
Science centre network representatives at the signature of the Tokyo Protocol in June 2017 (in Porto, Portugal)
Spokes resource

On the Role of Science Centres and Science Museums Worldwide In Support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Signed in June 2017 by representatives of science centre networks from around the world.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
Tokyo Protocol, scws2017, SDGs
Book or article
Paper_Emily_Dawson
Spokes resource

In her paper, Emily Dawson looks closely at the relation between equity and out-of-school science learning.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
out-of-school learning, science, equity, education
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

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