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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
Science shops establishment guide
Spokes resource
September 2019 - This guide to establishing a Science Shop produced by the SciShops project looks at the main aspects of establishing and running a Science Shop, taking into account different types of organisational models of Science Shops.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science shop, Toolkit, H2020 project
Book or article
Invisible Women Book cover
Spokes resource
September 2019 - "The book is not only an eye-opener on how biased our society is. It is also a wonderful example of how to make data (and lots of it!) easily readable and understandable." Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
good read, gender, society, data bias
Book or article
Iconic Brachiosaurus specimen at the Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin
September 2019 - Interviews published in Spokes #55, September 2019
Extending the discussion to scientific collections | Estimated reading time: 30 minutes (5 min per interview).
Keywords:
collections, colonialism, decolonising, heritage, museum, Spokes
Book or article
Staff of the AHHAA science centre, Tartu, Estonia
September 2019 - Feature article by Pilvi Kolk published in Spokes #55, September 2019
The science engagement field needs more professional personnel management | Estimated reading time: 20 minutes.
Keywords:
human resources, motivation, personnel, management, HR, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
JRC report: Understanding our political nature. Credit: Angelo Cordeschi and xamtiw © AdobeStock, 2019
Spokes resource
July 2019 - In July 2019, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, published the report “Understanding our Political Nature: how to put knowledge and reason at the heart of political decision making”.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
misinformation, Evidence-informed policymaking, decision making, JRC, Enligh
Practical guide or toolkit
KOBI Learning tool for the beginning readers
Spokes resource
July 2019 - Neuroscience meets design thinking. The result? An iOS/Android app that significantly helps children who experience reading difficulties like dyslexia.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
dyslexia, neuroscience, app, designthinking, whatdesigncando, neurodiversity, education
Book or article
Moon Landing exhibition at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Oslo, Norway, 2019.
July 2019 - Portfolio published in Spokes #54, August 2019
A selection of 50th moon landing anniversary happenings
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
moon landing, Anniversary, Space, space science, Spokes
Spokes resource
July 2019 - Catherine Franche is Ecsite's Executive Director. Find her CV attached.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
Ecsite Executive Director, Cv, Catherine Franche
Spokes collection
Figure 1. The science capital holdall - a way of visualising the concept of science capital © Enterprising Science
Spokes resource
July 2019 - A series of articles exploring learning concepts or paradigms relevant to science engagement.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
learning, education, theory, science capital, STEM, STEAM, learning ecosystems, inquiry, Spokes
Report
Spokes resource
June 2019 - Are you a science engagement organisation planning to work on nanotechnology? A researcher in the field? A policymaker looking for some context on citizen perceptions of nanotechnology? Either way, NANO2ALL mapped the landscape: you’ll find the latest data on nanotech policy, research, social and societal impacts and citizen perceptions. Good reading!
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
nano2all, nanotechnology, emerging technologies, europe, EU, governance
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
June 2019 - Are you looking to engage your community on nanotechnology or new technologies in general with the help of actors working in the field? The EU-funded NANO2ALL project has you covered. Dive into fourteen case studies to find the format best suited to your context, tips on what to do and to avoid, and more.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
nanotechnology, new technologies, nano2all, science communication model, science engagement
Book or article
Emily Dawson's book and zine
June 2019 - Feature article by Emily Dawson published in Spokes #53, June 2019
A wake-up call | Estimated reading time: 21 minutes.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Spokes, equity, inclusion, Science learning

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