In October 2022, Gabriela Heck, a PhD student from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), in Brazil, visited Beth Hawkins, at the Science Museum London, to talk about her PhD research around science capital, science museums and inclusion of people with disabilities in STEM fields. Here she shares detail of her research and how she is working to raise awareness of science capital and inclusion in Brazil.
What does a science capital informed approach look like in practice? The Science Capital in Practice: Foundations for the Future seminar brought together ideas, experiences, and advice around applying a science capital approach in museums and science centres.
In part three of our Science Capital in Practice: Foundations for the Future blog series, we look at what embedding a science capital approach has meant for the work and across the different partner organisations.
In part one of our Science Capital in Practice: Foundations for the Future blog series, we explore how taking a science capital approach has helped partner organisations to build and broaden their audiences.
Bridget Holligan, Director of Education and Engagement, Science Oxford shares how Science Oxford have kicked off their ‘Science Capital in Practice’ grant with a training day exploring their existing understanding of science capital and how they will be integrating it into their programme.
In June, we kicked off our ‘Science Capital in Practice’ programme with a two-day training academy. Maxwell Hamilton, Science Museum Group Academy Programme Leader, introduces the programme and shares insight from the workshops.
How can we build a ‘community of good practice’? This March we launched the Manchester hub of the Science Museum Group Academy, and announced our ‘Science Capital in Practice’ programme, in collaboration with the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC).