The present report collects the modules developed by the 5 museum partners (BSMJ, EXPERIMENTARIUM, MUST, NEMO, UNIVERSCIENCE) for the three contexts: museum, school and industry/research. Each module is composed of:
- 3 guidelines for the activities ( for museum, school and industry/research)
- 1 guideline about gender inclusion
- 1 guideline about facilitation
The choice of the modules has been done by the museums, coordinated by MUST, on the basis of their experience and the D2.2 Good practices on Gender Inclusion in STEM Communication.
In order to refine the sets of good practices into workable modules, these have been jointly revised by MUST and the University of Copenhagen. This work allowed the reviewers to produce comments useful for the partners to improve their activities guidelines, and to make them ready to be piloted.
The present document collects the English version of the 15 activities and the gender and facilitation guidelines.
The contents of good practices mainly deal with two aspects: gender stereotypes and the variety of scientific professions, mostly treated and presented to the public through discussion games or meetings with professionals from the STEM fields. In two cases the focus of the activity deals with a specific scientific content: chemistry and robotics. The topics have been chosen because these two fields have a strong presence in industry, and because they’re often target of gender stereotypes (especially robotics).
In addition to the guidelines to the activities developed by the partners, MUST developed two guidelines about facilitation and gender inclusiveness. The activities will be conducted in contexts where the facilitators are not educators, like in the industry, or are educators in formal education context like schools. This is why we felt the need of specific guidelines on gender.
Guidelines about gender are based on the work of the University of Copenhagen about gender inclusion (Deliverable 2.1 and 2.2) and of some contribution emerged in the TWIST project (an FP7 funded European project about gender).
Both guidelines (gender and facilitation ones) are aimed at practitioners running the activities. This is why they present learning and gender theories and give practical tips on how to put in practice these theories.