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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

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
Report
Polka brochure cover
Spokes resource
December 2011 - Summary description of the Polka project (2009-2011), aimed at fostering the opinion of patient representatives on future European policies for rare diseases, or to collect their views on existing ones. Contains a description of the Playdecide game.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
patients, rare disease, medicine, healthcare, Polka, policy
Book or article
Spokes resource
November 2011 - This paper draws upon case studies developed during the STAGE (‘Science, Technology and Governance in Europe’) project, sponsored by the European Commission. Qualitative case studies and country syntheses were prepared by a team of academic researchers, working across eight member states, drawing upon a broad range of expertise in the social sciences.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
public engagement
Book or article
Meaningful Citizen Engagement in Science and Technology What Would it Really Take?
Spokes resource
November 2011 - This article argues a need for academics and governments attempting to “engage in engagement” to be clear about their goals and desired outcomes, and to consider whether or not the processes they facilitate are likely to meet these ends.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
public engagement
Website
Spokes resource
November 2011 - It follows the previous work (Garnett, 2001). This review summarises and highlights research focused on the impact of science and technology museums, and a variety of science centres, (referred to collectively as Science & Discovery Centres). Comparable evidence from the informal learning sector as a whole including the arts, heritage and cultural sectors has also been included, where relevant.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
impact, assessment
Report
Spokes resource
October 2011 - 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
Research gate cover
Spokes resource
August 2011 - In August 2011, Andrea Bandelli and Elly A Konijn cited the "Decide" platform in a chapter of the book "The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics: Redefining Ethics for the Twenty-First-Century Museum"
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
playdecide, museums
Book or article
Spokes resource
June 2011 - This 2011 study (supported by the Noyce Foundation and California Science Center) examined the impact of a single Science Center (the California Science Center) on science learning. By Falk & Needleham in Journal of Research in Science Teaching., 48, 1-12.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science centre, community, impact, learnings
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

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