An experimental approach to strengthen the role of science centers in the governance of science

  • August 2011
  • Education & learning
  • Book or article
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In August 2011, the book 'The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics: Redefining Ethics for the Twenty-First-Century Museum' was released with a chapter called "An experimental approach to strengthen the role of science centers in the governance of science" written by Andrea Bandelli and Elly A Konijn.

They used the example of "Decide" as a tool to demonstrate the social responsibility of museums and their potential to facilitate the political engagement of citizens.

Find attached this chapter.

About PlayDecide

"PlayDecide" was originally created as part of the EU-funded project "Decide" (2004-2007) and coordinated by Ecsite. This game took inspiration from a card game called "Democs", developed by the New Economics Foundation between 2001 and 2003.

It enables players to get familiar with a question, see it from different perspectives and form or clarify their own opinion by encouraging simple, respectful & fact‑based group discussion.

In 2018 Ecsite decided to give the ageing platform a makeover and funded its redevelopment. New features include an online step by step tool for facilitators, helping them guide players before, during and after the game.

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  • playdecide
  • museums