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
Getting in tune with the world at Heureka, Vantaa, Finland. © Heureka
Spokes resource

Reporting on the ISCIS, a study providing robust evidence of science centres' impact through a comprehensive international dataset.

A feature article by Falk, Dierking, Needham and Prendergast published in Spokes#3, Spring 2014

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
impact, evaluation, science ccentres, falk, dierking, ISCIS
Report
Spokes resource

This presentation was given at the Ecsite Annual General Meeting in The Hague in May 2013.

Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource

The European Space Agency has set up an exhibition on the Rosetta mission. This exhibition is freely available and usable by all Ecsite members. This exhibition may also complement the elements of the Campaign "Hook-up with Rosetta", designed by the Space Group. For the official ESA exhibition on Rosetta, you may find the links below.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
Space, Rosetta, ESA, Exhibition
Book or article
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. Photo Gugenheim Museum
Spokes resource

Design, just as art, has multiple definitions. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.

A feature article by Maarten Okkersen published in Spokes#2, Winter 2013.

Keywords:
design, definition, sustainability, design thinking
Book or article
A focus group during the VOICES project
Spokes resource

EU-finded projects like VOICES are a big part of science centres' evolution towards forums where visitors can learn, discuss and even deliberate about matters related to science, technology and society.

A feature article by Andrea Bandelli published in Spokes#2, Winter 2013

Category:
EU and governance
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource

A series of recommendations for the design and development of activities aimed at facilitating adult engagement alongside their children in topics of science and technology within a museum or science centre setting. By Heather King. Produced in 2013 as part of EU-funded FEAST project.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
recommendation, adults, parents, methodology, adult education, families, feast, engagement
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource

Materials for five workshops, developed to assist museum educators who wish to further develop their ability to support parents and carers in their role as educators of their children. Produced in 2013 as part of EU-funded FEAST project.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
workshops, families, explainers, adults, aeronautics, robots, fluids, mechanics, sound
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource

A 2012 literature review by Heather King and Justin Dillon. Produced as part of EU-funded FEAST project.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
bibliography, adults, methodology, adult education, families, feast, engagement
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource

– A GUIDELINE ON HOW TO REACH YOUR STEM EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS EFFICIENTLY The Reach Out Toolkit is based on two years research and is intended to project managers and project coordinators running initiatives to improve learning and teaching of STEM in formal education (schools) and informal education (science centres, museums, fairs, events). It gives information on how to plan and implement dissemination and exploitation strategies.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Dissemination, communication, policy, makers, teachers, project managers, science communicators, science centres, museums, promotion, education, results
Book or article
Visitors answer a question  at the Natural History Museum, London, UK
Spokes resource

A beginner's guide to measuring the impact of science centres and museums

An interview with Marie Hobson published in Spokes#1, Fall 2013

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
evaluation, impact
Book or article
Anne Glover at the 3rd PLACES conference, Torino, Italy, June 2013. Photo by Silvia Pastore
Spokes resource

A June 2013 interview with Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to the European Union.

Interview published in Spokes#1, Fall 2013

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
anne glover, EU, citizenship, science engagement, scientists, PLACES, voices
Book or article
Overlooking Bucharest, Romania - photo by Stefan Tuchila
Spokes resource

In 2013 Romania was still a wild, fertile ground, with regard to science and society initiatives.

Feature article by Miruna Amza and Iris Opris published in Spokes#1, Fall 2013

Keywords:
Romania, science centre, science engagement

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