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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...

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Resources

Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
March 2014 - The project Platform of Local Authorities and Communicators Engaged in Science (PLACES) resulted in EU-level blueprints for the European City of Scientific Culture.
The essence of a European City of Scientific Culture is that it supports science-informed strategies in cities involving society’s major drivers for economic growth, innovation and structural change. Read the Declaration.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
city of scientific culture, PLACES, science governance
Book or article
Spokes resource
March 2014 - 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
Report
Spokes resource
January 2014 - The Center for the Future of Museums' annual forecasting report, from the American Alliance of Museums. 2014 trends: Social Entrepreneurship | Multisensory Experiences | Big Data | Privacy | The Sharing Economy | Robots
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
trends, museums, center for future of museums, strategy, foresight
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource
January 2014 - 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
Spokes resource
January 2014 - A 2014 article by Andrea Wiggins and Kevin Crowston Published on "First Monday"
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
citizen science, cs
Book or article
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. Photo Gugenheim Museum
Spokes resource
December 2013 - 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
December 2013 - 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
December 2013 - 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
December 2013 - 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
December 2013 - 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
Report
Spokes resource
October 2013 - What is on the five-year horizon for museums? A publication by the New Media Consortium
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
trends, policy, strategy, museums, nmc
Book or article
Visitors answer a question  at the Natural History Museum, London, UK
Spokes resource
October 2013 - 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, Spokes

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