DOTIK – European Training for Young Scientists and Museums Explainers is a project funded by the European Union under the Science and Society section of the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
Through a two-years activity, DOTIK develops and tests methodologies for training explainers for a most effective science/society dialogue, with special attention on governance and participatory procedures. The first year (2005) has been dedicated to planning and testing the training scheme, that involved a small group of explainers; the first Experimental School was organized in Trieste, Italy (12-19 September 2005), and deeply evaluated. During the winter 2006 experimental activities have been held in three science centres. From the 28 th of August to the 2 nd of September 2006 the DOTIK - School for 50 explainers from all over Europe will be organized in Trieste (Italy). The results of a qualitative and quantitative research on explainers status, that accompany the training development and testing, are presented.
DOTIK partners are: Innovations in the Communication of Science, SISSA, Trieste, Italy; Immaginario Scientifico Science Centre, Trieste, Italy; Hisa Eksperimetov, Ljubljana, Slovenija; At-Bristol Science Centre, Bristol, United Kingdom.
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