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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
Rijkstudio, a personalized online tool allowing visitors to create their own collection and download it for creative projects – or buy posters, cards etc. of their favourite pieces. www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio
Spokes resource
October 2014 - What is the motivation behind a museum website visit? Feature article by Rui Guerra published in Spokes#5, Fall 2014
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
museum website, motivation, analytics
Book or article
Spokes resource
July 2014 - Paper by Emily Dawson published in 2014 in the Science Education journal. Explores how people from low-income, minority ethnic groups perceive and experience exclusion from informal science education (ISE) institutions, such as museums and science centers.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
social inclusion, minority, ethnic group, access, barrier
Report
Spokes resource
July 2014 - Witness the collective power of Ecsite members. Together in 2013, we created the largest ever gathering of science engagement practitioners in Europe, collected 1,000 citizens’ views on urban waste management, delivered 9 pan-European projects, drank 2,760 coffees in three days of Annual Conference…
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
annual report, 2013
Book or article
The Science LinX live project takes scientists and visitors out of campus, onto surprising locations such as canal boats or private kitchens.
Spokes resource
June 2014 - Are science centres run by or born from universities shaping the future of science centres at large? Feature article by René Fransen published in Spokes#4, Summer 2014
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
University, science centres, collaboration, Science Gallery, universum, ScienceLinx
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
June 2014 - A guide to when and how to use citizen science to monitor biodiversity and the environment Published in 2014 by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
citizen science, biodiversity, environment, cs, guide
Report
Spokes resource
June 2014 - The International Science Centre Impact Study, a consortium of 17 science centers in 13 countries under the direction of John H. Falk Research, was designed to empirically determine whether experiences at science centres correlated with a range of critical public science and technology literacy outcomes. Published in 2014
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science centre, impact, measure, research
Report
Brigitte Coutant_Ecsite Honorary Fellow
Spokes resource
June 2014 - Brigitte Coutant wishes Ecsite a happy 25th Annual Conference in 2014. She remembers how the network started with a few dozens of people… Brigitte was Director of National and international relations at Universcience (Paris, France) until February 2015. In 25 years she was Treasurer, Chair of the Annual Conference Programme Committee and Vice-President of Ecsite!
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
history
Book or article
Spokes resource
May 2014 - This keynote presentation was delivered by Ecsite Honorary Member Pr. Per-Edvin Persson at the Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres conference in May 2014. Persson conducted an extensive literature survey on the impact of science centres and their activities. He lists facts and figures from a wealth of sources that show beyond doubt that science centres enhance learning, enhance local prosperity and contribute to social development. A handy resource for anyone looking for robust evidence to prove value and impact.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
impact
Report
Spokes resource
May 2014 - The 2014 Ecsite Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place in The Hague in May 2014.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Spokes resource
May 2014 - The Internal Regulations contain provisions which complement the Statutes of the Association. Amendments to the provisions of these Internal Regulations, including the abolition of the provisions, may only be made on the basis of a decision of the General Assembly. This version reflects changes made at the last Annual General Assembly on 23 May 2014 - see attached.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Book or article
Nottingham, UK: Students sharpen their science skills at 3-2-1-Ignition*, a science pop up shop located in a mall. Part of the PLACES project. © Ignite!
Spokes resource
May 2014 - Science is not the same for everyone. Science engagement professionals must think critically about why and how social exclusion happens and why it is so resilient. Feature article by Matteo Merzagora published in Spokes#3, Spring 2014
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
social inclusion
Book or article
Getting in tune with the world at Heureka, Vantaa, Finland. © Heureka
Spokes resource
May 2014 - Reporting on the ISCIS, a study providing robust evidence of science centres' impact through a comprehensive international dataset. A feature article by Falk, Dierking, Needham and Prendergast published in Spokes#3, Spring 2014
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
impact, evaluation, science ccentres, falk, dierking, ISCIS

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