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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

Book or article
Spokes resource
May 2011 - Once one begins looking, quite a large number of psychological obstacles to adequate (carbon-neutral) climate change mitigation and adaptation may be found, argues Robert Gifford. This article published in 2011 in "American Psychologist" arranges 29 of the “dragons of inaction” into seven categories. May–June 2011 ● © 2011 American Psychological Association 0003-066X/11/$12.00 Vol. 66, No. 4, 290–302
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
climate change, public understanding, psychology, barriers, obstacles, global warming, sustainability
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
April 2011 - The committee of PLACES researchers coordinated by PLACES partner Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, developed the PLACES Impact Assessment Toolkit to measure science communication initiatives and policies.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
impact, assessment, PLACES
Report
FUND Summative Evaluation Report Cover
Spokes resource
February 2011 - In April 2011, Dr. Sally Duensing and Dr. Gene Rowe released an Evaluation Report of the FUND project.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
playdecide, FUND
Book or article
Spokes resource
February 2011 - Article published in the Public Understanding of Science journal in 2011. By Martin W. B. & Jensen, P. To what extent are scientists involved in PE activities? What proportion of scientists are being mobilized in this manner? And to what depth?
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
public engagement, science, research, society
Report
Spokes resource
October 2010 - 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
Spokes resource
June 2010 - This article by Shobita Parthasarathy develops a classificatory framework for analyzing advocacy group strategy in S&T policy domains. It argues that activists’ strategies to break through the expertise barrier can be classified into four categories: deploying established expertise, introducing new kinds of facts, introducing new policy-making logics, and attacking bureaucratic rules. Published in 'Science and Public Policy' in 2010.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
activism, experts, expertise, policy
Report
Spokes resource
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

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