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Summary for NHM Learning

Grace Kimble Learning Programme Developer, NHM (Attended thanks to a grant from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust)

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Social dialogue in sci comm, online/F2F Reciprocal relationships with (local) communities Responsibility of science centres. Meeting needs of government sci/tech agenda with respect to scientific literacy e.g. Astronomy, Nanotechnology, Health Response to trends: aging population, speed of communication, plurality of viewpoints Participation Science centres as culture

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Outreach, widening access with the aim of raising aspirations Capacity building. Uneven distribution of SC: World networks: Uneven distribution of science students Funding and policy

Hyperlinked presentations arranged by strand: 1.General 2.Multicultural roots of S/ T 3.Indigenous Knowledge systems 4.Science as part of culture 5.Building communities through science




General Themes Building capacity across Africa

International approaches to the development of science centres and Non-formal CT,SJT, BI, MM Re-thinking the science centre model CT, AS The Research Shows CT, AS, BI

From the Millennium Development Goals to the Toronto Declaration: which cont +2 Dealing with Contentious Topics (Sharon) Find Bintu, Sal, Rach and Brad! Towards Rio + 20, a green and social cross-culture travelling exhibition Is the Science Centre colonialist? (Sorry Jo, no presentation for this one!) Science Centres: co-operation with other cultural institutions JY Towards the greater good- how science centre Leaders change society

Recognising the Multicultural Roots of Science and Technology Two-way science learning in multi-cultural communities JY Opportunities created by recognising the multi-cultural roots of science JY Informing and engaging citizens on climate change issues Views on science in a global world

The Value of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bridging indigenous Astronomy and Western science JY

Creating awareness on the value of traditional knowledge digital library (TKDL) i Cultural Practices tools: effective modes of science communication

The role of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) in cross-cultural communication

Science as Part of Culture Understanding and Acceptance of evolution (Sharon) Rach in this!  SALLY

What are scientists trying to tell me and should I care? Involving families in Science Commun AS, TB, JY, CT, RH Science Centres facilitating education with scientists SC, JY, BI, RH Using the new culture of social media to create science exhibitions AL, SR Promoting women in science across cultures: The contribution of science centres A challenge for science communication: engaging the unengaged CT, BI, AS, JY, RH It’s the International Year of ‘x’ so what so we do? (Bob, Mike Harvey) Breaking into a new market- a global science centre culture (GK video and presentation) Science and religion: historical, current and future perspective JY, SC Interaction of science and culture in science centres and museums Sport and science exist in two different worlds…do they? JY

Beyond gen Z and climate change: who are the new audiences and issues we will need to be JY, CT Collaborating across the science centre- university cultures: comparing perspectives CT. BI, Emma Social media in science centres- like? Sam, Andy

Building Communities through Science: The Role of Science Centres

John Falk Opening session Brad- JF presenting work we read in the Reading Group

Science and its role in social development MM, RH, TB- DNA ws

The role of science festivals in science awareness and s SC, MM

A capacity building programme for science centres in Are South weAfrica: developing experiences leadersover through 5 years NOYCE? BI- AMNH working with Sci Bono staff, SA (Sharon) Integrating cultural differences in universal science centres Tackling HIV/AIDS through science centres JY, BI, RH

The initiation of science centres in the NAMES regionInternational collaborations: what does it take to build Science gardens to democratise science JY

Networking instead of centre-ing: more diverse, broad

Strengthening outreach: the power of people, peers, What partnerships is the responsibility of the science centre of the CT

Agency, identity and career aspirations: outcomes of Not entryjust level forscience kids: how career children’s work museums promote int RH MM Science centres and policy making (Amy- Karen’s work here)

Teens: a culture all their own SJT

Astronomy in science centres and community development Co-operation with the formal education sector CT, BI, everyone Knowing the ancients’ world: how science centres can handle archaeology projects, experiences and practices

Relevance of science and technology centres to social-cultural inclusion and accessibility RH

Exploring the relevance of the concept of the third paradigm in museums

Agents for cross-cultural diplomacy

Closing session: Cape Town Science Centre Declaration

6th Science Centre World Congress- summary for NHM Learning  

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