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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

Report
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June 2010 - A report by Chris Mooney published by American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. Produced as part of the "Improving the Scientific Community’s Understanding of Public Concerns about Science and Technology" project.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
public understanding of science, public engagement, scientists, researchers
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource
June 2010 - A pack to support both expert and new explainers in their training. Explored: the role of the explainer / the idea of enquiry-based learning / the development and conduction of debate activities / science shows. Produced as part of EU-funded project Pilots.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
explainers, mediation, pilots, training, enquiry-based learning, debate activities, science shows
Website
Spokes resource
May 2010 - ATHENAWEB is an audiovisual portal and a web workstation set up to boost science film production and dissemination. Partners, contributors, users and visitors of the portal are science communicators, film-makers, broadcasters, producers, scientists, researchers, educators and are all science enthusiasts.
Category:
Education & learning
Book or article
Spokes resource
December 2009 - Considering the wealth of scientific research, Ecsite members acknowledge climate change to be a serious global threat. Public engagement in climate change demands a partnership approach.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
position paper, climate change
Report
Spokes resource
October 2009 - The 'go-to' document for anyone interested in the state of gender equality in research and innovation in the EU - 2009 edition. Published by the European Commission.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
gender, gender equality, european commission, women in science
Report
Spokes resource
July 2009 - A 2009 report from the UK
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science centre, England, impact, society, STEM
Book or article
Spokes resource
June 2008 - This analysis aims to look at ¨dialogue events¨ that do not inform policy. Published in the Public Understanding of Science journal in 2008. By Sarah Davies, Ellen McCallie, Elin Simonsson, Jane L. Lehr and Sally Duensing
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
science, dialogue, research, engagement
Report
Spokes resource
June 2008 - This review summarises and highlights research focused on the impact of science and technology museums, and a variety of science centres. Published in 2008 by Ecsite UK (now ASDC)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
impact, science centres, science and technology museums
Book or article
Spokes resource
June 2008 - A classic volume from 2008, reflecting the richness of science communication and reviewing current models and experiences in this field.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science communication, society
Book or article
Spokes resource
June 2008 - Ecsite was one of the seven regional networks from around the world which endorsed the Toronto Declaration at the Fifth Science Centre World Congress in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 14-19 June 2008.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
position paper, Science Centre World Congress
Book or article
Spokes resource
May 2008 - Ecsite’s policy for public engagement is to present the theory of evolution as the best explanation for the ongoing generation of diversity of life on Earth.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
position paper, evolution
Book or article
Spokes resource
September 2007 - A 2007 article by Beatriz Plaza published for the famous museum's tenth anniversary, exploring the Guggenheim's effectiveness in reactivating the city’s economy. Can the Bilbao effect be emulated elsewhere in the world?
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
museum, effectiveness, economics, impact, bilbao

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