International Resources for Public Engagement with Science

October 9th, 2011

The following international resources for Public Engagement with Science (PES) were shared as part of the July 2011 CAISE STEM Media Convening in Washington, D.C.

National Strategies

  • Inspiring Australia
  • China: Outline of the National Scheme for Scientific Literacy (2006-2010-2020).
  • Science for All:The Science for All Expert Group has developed an action plan, in discussion with Government and other stakeholders in response to the Science and Society consultation to:
      • deliver a shift in cultural awareness, recognition and support for science by building on the Science: [So what? So everything] campaign
      • develop a co-ordinated public engagement framework which is sufficiently flexible to recognize a range of engagement activity (professional & volunteer, national & local) and creates the conditions for increased participation and debate
      • achieve greater acknowledgement of the importance of public engagement activity supported by increased training and recognition in all sectors
      • ensure public perspectives are sought, recognized and responded to by the scientific and policy communities

Public Participation Resources

  • Involve are public participation specialists within the UK—more emphasis on face-to-face than online mechanisms.
  • People and Participation has a good range of different types of participation mechanisms, with a focus on assisting good practice than any kind of participation framework.
  • Sciencewise a good resource for looking at participation frameworks with an emphasis on face-to-face methods.