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Equity and inclusion

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Museum professionals at the 2017 London Pride. Photo by Dan Vo (Twitter: @DanNouveau)

How can science engagement be truly inclusive? This Spokes collection brings together articles exploring different paradigms of equity and inclusion, as well as pieces dealing with specific issues or audiences, from teenage girls to visually impaired people, LGBTQ+ STEM professionals to refugees.

You might also be interested in this related collection on participation and co-creation.

Keywords

  • inclusion
  • exclusion
  • equity
  • gender
  • audiences
  • society
  • access
  • accessibility
  • women
  • girls
  • LGBTQ
  • refugees

Feature articles

In Depth
Photo by tam wai on Unsplash

Feature article by Emily Dawson - Barbara Streicher published in Spokes #63, May 2020

Reframing the “business survival” vs. “social responsibility” debate| Estimated reading time: 18 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Spokes, social justice, inclusion, Equity@Ecsite
Column
Elizabeth Rasekoala keynote speech at 2016 Ecsite Conference

Feature article by Dr. Elizabeth Rasekoala published in Spokes #20, June 2016

Keywords:
inclusion, exclusion, diversity, equity
In Depth
Emily Dawson's book and zine

Feature article by Emily Dawson published in Spokes #53, June 2019

A wake-up call| Estimated reading time: 21 minutes.
Category:
Education & learning, Topics in science
Keywords:
Spokes, equity, inclusion, Science learning
In Depth
Figure 1. The science capital holdall - a way of visualising the concept of science capital © Enterprising Science

Feature article by Amy Seakins - Heather King published in Spokes #25, December 2016

What is it, what is it not, and why might it be useful for informal science learning?| Estimated reading time: 15 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science capital, scientific literacy, inclusion, Spokes
In Depth
The graphic design of the website, together with its contents, emphasizes the “feminine” extremes of the science spectrum. © Credit Science it's a girl thing website © European Union, 1995-2016

Feature article by Carmen Fenollosa - Marianne Achiam - Henriette Tolstrup Holmegaard published in Spokes #18, April 2016

A call to rethink the way we shape gender-diverse activities| Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
Category:
Education & learning, EU and governance
Keywords:
gender, EU projects, Hypatia, STEM, feminism, girl, boy, Spokes
In Depth
Session "Empowering Growth and leadership" at the 2017 Ecsite Annual Conference in Porto. © Ecsite / MHNC-UP / Ciência Viva Photographers: Daniel Espírito Santo / João Botas.

Feature article by Bronwyn Bevan - Audrey O'Connell - Sharon Ament - Ann Follin published in Spokes #48, January 2019

Gender equity in the workplace: moving forward| Estimated reading time: 15 minutes
Keywords:
gender equity, inclusion, professional development, career, science centres, science museums, Spokes
Lookout
Museum professionals at the 2017 London Pride. Photo by Dan Vo (Twitter: @DanNouveau)

Interviews published in Spokes #32, August 2017

Towards active LGBTQ+ representation and inclusion in our science centres and museums| Estimated reading time: 20 minutes (3-4 min per interview)
Keywords:
LGBTQ, representations, role models, sexual identity, gender, lesbians, gays, transgender, queers, bisexuals, Spokes
Column
LGBT STEM Day Mission and Toolkit

Feature article by Andrea Bandelli published in Spokes #41, May 2018

On 5 July - get involved!
Keywords:
Spokes, LGBT stem day
Lookout
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.| Estimated reading time: 14 minutes (2-4 min per interview)
Category:
Education & learning, EU and governance
Keywords:
refugees, migrants, inclusion, migration, welcome, politics, citizenship, democracy, Spokes
Lookout
Credit: Science Center Netzwerk

Interviews published in Spokes #40, April 2018

Two years on, Spokes is revisiting the discussion on intercultural dialogue| Estimated reading time: 22 minutes (3-6 min per interview)
Keywords:
refugees, intercultural dialogue, inclusion, Spokes
Lookout
A Knowledgeroom pop-up space in a Viennese market stall © Marko Kovic SCN

Interviews published in Spokes #38, February 2018

Science engagement in shopping centres: it's actually not all about the money| Estimated reading time: 15 minutes (3-4 min per interview)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
pop-up, malls, shopping centres, outreach, Spokes
In Depth
The lobby of Dialogue in the Dark at Design Museum Seoul, Korea

Feature article by Julie Becker published in Spokes #30, May 2017

Case studies from science centres and museums that (re)frame what accessibility means| Estimated reading time: 38 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
accessibility, access, inclusion, disability, universal design, Spokes
In Depth
Science is not the same everywhere. Science is not the same for everyone.

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

Science is not the same everywhere
Keywords:
Spokes
In Depth
Kerrie and e=mc² looking at exhibits in the Brain Zone, as part of Life’s project for Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Feature article by David Jones published in Spokes #59, January 2020

A science centre case study| Estimated reading time: 19 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Spokes, autism, museum experience, international centre for life, inclusion