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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
The popular Chain Reaction is creating overcrowding three times a day - NEMO’s team are looking into ways of streamlining it
March 2019 - Feature article by Martijn van Heemskerck van Beest published in Spokes #50, March 2019
A large museum shares its customer journey strategy | Estimated reading time: 19 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
success, Customer journey strategy, museum, Visitor flow, Spokes
Book or article
The Tinkering Studio at Exploratorium, San Francisco.
March 2019 - Interviews published in Spokes #50, March 2019
Mindsets for inclusive creativity and transformative learning | Estimated reading time: 28 minutes (4-9 minutes per interview)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
tinkering, making, STEM, education, FabLab
Book or article
AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee
Spokes resource
March 2019 - "In this book, Lee explains with striking clarity how in less than 20 years AI turned out to be the powerful force it is today, and how China is quickly becoming the AI world leader." Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director of Science Gallery International, Dublin. March 2019.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
ai, scicomm, good read
Website
IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements. Copyright © 2018 IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Spokes resource
March 2019 - 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and has therefore been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)" by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO. Find an overview of events and ongoing activities, and register your own event or ongoing activity.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
IYPT, periodic table
Book or article
Rethinking innovation together: participatory workshop as part of Ecsite-led EU-funded Sparks project, May 2018, Brussels
February 2019 - Feature article by António Gomes da Costa published in Spokes #49, February 2019
Today’s deficit problem is not lacking knowledge, but lacking the capacity to challenge it, argues Gomes da Costa | Estimated reading time: 22 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Deficit model, science communication model, science engagement, ignorance, knowledge, Spokes
Book or article
Ecsite's founding meeting, 9 January 1989
February 2019 - Interviews published in Spokes #49, February 2019
Five interviews to celebrate our achievements - and look ahead | Estimated reading time: 27 minutes (4-5 min per interview)
Keywords:
#Ecsite30, Anniversary, Spokes
Report
TrendsWatch2018
Spokes resource
February 2019 - TrendsWatch 2018 presents four scenarios that illustrate challenges and opportunities that museums may face in coming decades.
Category:
Education & learning
Report
Spokes resource
January 2019 - As part of the SySTEM 2020 project, Science Gallery Dublin have led the work on creating a White Paper on existing non-formal and informal learning frameworks in Europe. Its purpose is to do a systematic literature review of the field and identify the gaps.
Category:
Education & learning
Book or article
Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium. Credits: Glasgow Science Centre, Martin Shields.
December 2018 - Feature article by Tim Baker published in Spokes #48, January 2019
Tips for museums and science centres | Estimated reading time: 20 minutes
Keywords:
ticket, pricing, strategy, sales process, Spokes
Book or article
Session "Empowering Growth and leadership" at the 2017 Ecsite Annual Conference in Porto. © Ecsite / MHNC-UP / Ciência Viva Photographers: Daniel Espírito Santo / João Botas.
December 2018 - Feature article by Bronwyn Bevan - Audrey O'Connell - Sharon Ament - Ann Follin published in Spokes #48, January 2019
Gender equity in the workplace: moving forward | Estimated reading time: 15 minutes
Keywords:
gender equity, inclusion, professional development, career, science centres, science museums, Spokes
Book or article
Horizon Europe - Ecsite one-pager
Spokes resource
November 2018 - Ecsite released this one-pager document focusing on science engagement and citizen participation in Horizon Europe, European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
Horizon Europe, one pager, advocacy, EU, FP9, policy
Book or article
Photo by Tran Mau Tri Tam on Unsplash
November 2018 - Feature article by Maria Xanthoudaki published in Spokes #47, December 2018
 A reflection on the potential of technology to ‘augment’ learning | Estimated reading time: 21 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Digital, learning, Spokes

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