Resources

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
Visitors test ENGINEER activities at a Spiel der Kräfte event, Deutsches Museum, Bonn, Germany. Credits: Deutsches Museum/Eleni Wittbrodt
August 2018 - Interviews published in Spokes #43, August 2018
Ingredients for securing project legacies | Estimated reading time: 28 minutes (6-8 min per interview)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Spokes, lookouts, legacy
Book or article
Book cover of Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
Spokes resource
July 2018 - Hans Rosling's "legacy will touch the lives of many, and I strongly encourage you to learn how by reading this book." Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director of Science Gallery International. August 2018.
Category:
Education & learning
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
July 2018 - This Toolkit is an easy to use guide to identify the activity that best fits your objectives and resources, to understand and to prepare Science Espressos, Reverse Science Cafés, Pop-up Science Shops and Scenario Workshops.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#sparks #RRI #Health #participatoryactivities
Practical guide or toolkit
European Museum Awards – A guide to quality work in museums
Spokes resource
July 2018 - This publication from NEMO, the Network of European Museum Organisations, presents an overview of existing award schemes together with easily accessible information of how museums can apply to the awards.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
museum, awards, europe, practical guide
Book or article
Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World
Spokes resource
July 2018 - This book does an excellent job at explaining in simple terms everything you need to know around blockchain. Review by Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director of Science Gallery International. October 2018.
Category:
Topics in science
Report
SPARKS
Spokes resource
June 2018 - The current document's main objective is to conceptualise the knowledge acquired in the SPARKS project, in order to contribute to the development of a wider Responsible Research and Innovation governance framework across Europe. It presents the results of the empirical research undergone throughout the project with the purpose of measuring SPARKS outcomes. The learnings can be strapolated to other project on public Engagement and RRI.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#survey, #sparks, #rri, #Health, #exhibition, #Activities
Book or article
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Spokes resource
June 2018 - "This book is not a complaint about the poor state of the world, or a call to fight for the role of science: it is a calm, reassuring and uplifting view that makes us stronger in defending ourselves from the noise and distractions that seem to become louder every day." Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director of Science Gallery International. June 2018.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
book, book review, good read
Book or article
2018 Ecsite Conference, Geneva, Switzerland © Ecsite / Natural History Museum of Geneva / Olivier Miche or Philippe Wagneur
June 2018 - Interviews published in Spokes #42, June 2018
Highlights from the 2018 Ecsite Conference that brought 1,182 science engagement professionals to Geneva on 7-9 June | Estimated reading time: 14 minutes (2-3 min per interview)
Keywords:
#ecsite2018, Ecsite Conference, Spokes
Book or article
Young people and caregivers play and learn together at the Exploratorium
June 2018 - Feature article by Bronwyn Bevan published in Spokes #42, June 2018
We need to disrupt historical patterns of exclusion in STEM and recognise the positive social futures communities seek to build, argues Bevan | Estimated reading time: 14 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
learning ecosystems, inclusion, STEM, life-long learning, Spokes
Report
Policy recommendations from the Sparks Project - Shaking up science and society relations
Spokes resource
June 2018 - This document puts forth five key policy recommendations from the Sparks project. European, national and regional policymakers are invited to reflect on how they can be integrated into policy and implemented on the ground. The recommendations were drafted by the Sparks consortium and validated by 150 participants of the project's final Forum.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
DIY science, policy recommendations, RRI, citizen science, museums
Report
Science Centre World Summit 2017 final report
Spokes resource
June 2018 - An organiser's report on #SCWS2017 that took place at Miraikan, Tokyo, on 15-17 November 2017.
Keywords:
scws2017
Book or article
Prediction — “seeing” the future state from the present (McBean, 2016)
May 2018 - Feature article by Gordon McBean published in Spokes #41, May 2018
International science policy is changing - what does it mean for science engagement? | Estimated reading time: 14 minutes
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
policy, science governance, International Council for Science, humanities, #SDGs, Agenda 2030, Spokes

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