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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

Spokes resource
December 2012 - TWIST (Towards Women in Science and Technology) has developed a training course for teachers in primary education. The focus is on awareness towards own preconceptions about boys and girls, and how to deal with this in the daily teaching practice. More than thousand teachers across Europe attended the training already. In the Netherlands, the training was rated with an 8 out of 10 and in Denmark the feed-back has been overwhelmingly positive as well. The TWIST project combined their knowledge in the publication: “One size fits all?”.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
gender, girls, boys, science, engagement, education, teacher, guide
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource
December 2012 - If you are involved in the development of exhibitions / activities at the science center or museum, and are interested in a gender perspective take a look at this guide. The guide brings together best practices and experiences for over 40 years. This guide was developed as part of the TWIST project, co-funded by the European Commission under FP7.
Category:
Education & learning
Report
Spokes resource
October 2012 - 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
Report
Spokes resource
October 2012 - The 'go-to' document for anyone interested in the state of gender equality in research and innovation in the EU - 2012 edition. Published by the European Commission.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
gender, gender equality, european commission, women in science
Website
Spokes resource
July 2012 - Browse short synopses of current peer-reviewed research relevant to informal science education (ISE). Download synthesis papers addressing hot topics in ISE. Share what’s interesting to you by putting it on your public bookshelf.
Category:
Education & learning
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
June 2012 - A 2012 report published by the European Commission An overview of results emerging from 38 national reports on science in society
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
science & society, sis, fp7, policy, EU, european commission, masis
Video
Spokes resource
June 2012 - A short film depicting the diverse ways science centres and museums guide the public to protect planet Earth. Initiated and coordinated by Ecsite for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio in 2012.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
rio+20, rio, film
Book or article
Ecsite Position on Biodiversity
Spokes resource
March 2012 - Ecsite recognises that biodiversity loss and its consequences will be one of the defining issues of the coming decade. If unaddressed, these losses will undermine global efforts to combat climate change and of achieve the Millennium Development Goals, in turn undermining the health, wealth and wellbeing of society at large.
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Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
position paper, biodiversity
Report
Spokes resource
February 2012 - A 2012 strategy by the European Commission Aiming to pave the way to a more innovative, resource efficient and competitive society that reconciles food security with the sustainable use of renewable resources for industrial purposes, while ensuring environmental protection.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
strategy, bioeconomy, sustainability, growth, european commission
Material for workshops and exhibitions
nano kit
Spokes resource
December 2011 - Hands-on activities that introduce nanotechnologies and potential applications, for participants aged 8+. Developed as part of the Time for nano project (2009-2011).
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
nano, nanotechnology, kit, Workshop, Time for nano
Practical guide or toolkit
Professional Guidelines for establishing an Open Nano Lab / a Nano Researcher Live area
Spokes resource
December 2011 - This handbook and its appendices present professional guidelines on how to establish an Open Nano Lab or a Nano Researcher Live area in a science museum / science centre in cooperation with a local partner university. Developed as part of the Nano To Touch project (2009-2011).
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
nano, nanotechnology, Nano to Touch
Report
Nanototouch final brochure
Spokes resource
December 2011 - The NANO TO TOUCH project (2009-2011) set out to encourage visitors to European science centres and museums to interact with researchers in a totally new way - either by just stopping by to ask a question or observing the scientist’s work as it takes place in the museum. This is its final brochure.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
nano, nanotechnology, Nano to Touch

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