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Friday, May 29 • 10:35am - 11:55am
Collaborating not Competing: Using Shared Measures to Learn About our Programs, Exhibits, and Visitors | Collaborer et non pas rivaliser : Utiliser des mesures communes pour connaître nos programmes, nos expositions et nos visiteurs

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Despite lacking a federal funding infrastructure similar to the National Science Foundation or Institute of Museum and Library Services in America, Canadian science centres conduct a healthy amount of research and evaluation. We test new ideas with our visitors, collaborate with local post-secondary institutions, and we evaluate the impact we have in our communities. Much of this work, however, does not cross institutional boundaries and as a result we often lack the greater context necessary to truly understand our programs, exhibits, and our visitors relative to our peers. Shared measurements pave the way for a new level of collaboration among informal science educators and provide common data to help inform decision-making. This session will highlight examples of local, provincial, and international shared measurements across science centres and museums. We will discuss the advantages and challenges associated with developing a common language, building institutional and field-wide evaluation capacity, and collaborating with our “competitors”. Further examples of shared measures will be crowd-sourced from the audience. We will then engage in a broader conversation around what measures are most needed within Canada and how we can leverage the CASC community to build (or build on) these systems. 

Development/Fundraising, Community Engagement and Outreach, Education (informal/formal) and Programming, Evaluation and Assessment, Exhibits and immersive media

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Malgré l'absence d'une infrastructure de financement fédéral similaire à celle de la National Science Foundation ou de l'Institute of Museum and Library Services aux États-Unis, les centres de sciences canadiens mènent un nombre important de recherches et d'évaluations. Nous testons de nouvelles idées avec nos visiteurs, nous collaborons avec les établissements d'enseignement supérieur locaux et nous évaluons l'impact que nous avons dans nos communautés. Cependant, une grande partie de ce travail ne dépasse pas les frontières institutionnelles et, par conséquent, nous manquons souvent du contexte plus large nécessaire pour vraiment comprendre nos programmes, nos expositions et nos visiteurs par rapport à nos pairs. Les mesures partagées ouvrent la voie à un nouveau niveau de collaboration entre les éducateurs de sciences informels et fournissent des données communes pour aider à la prise de décision. Cette session mettra en lumière des exemples de mesures partagées au niveau local, provincial et international dans les centres et musées de sciences. Nous discuterons des avantages et des défis associés au développement d'un langage commun, au renforcement des capacités d'évaluation institutionnelles et de terrain, et à la collaboration avec nos "concurrents". D'autres exemples de mesures partagées seront présentés par le public. Nous entamerons ensuite une conversation plus large sur les mesures les plus nécessaires au Canada et sur la façon dont nous pouvons tirer parti de la communauté de l'ACCS pour construire (ou développer) ces systèmes.

Développement / levée de fonds, engagement et sensibilisation de la communauté, éducation (informelle / formelle) et programmation, évaluation et appréciation, expositions et médias immersifs.

Speakers
avatar for Lorrie Ann Smith

Lorrie Ann Smith

Director, Education | Directrice, Éducation, Ontario Science Centre | Centre des sciences de l’Ontario
As  Director Of Education, Lorrie Ann leads the creation and delivery of school programs for more than 200,000 student visitors every year. She combines her education expertise with diverse experience working in cultural and arts organizations ranging from the Art Gallery of Ontario... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Calogheros

Tracy Calogheros

CEO | PDG, The Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre
Tracy is the CEO for the Exploration Place, Museum + Science Centre in Prince George. Presently serving as the President of the Canadian Association of Science Centres and newly appointed to the Fraser Basin Council, her past roles have included work as the Vice Chair of the Emily... Read More →
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Jessica McQuiggan

Research & Evaluation manager | Gestionnaire, Recherche et évaluation, Science World British Columbia | Science World Colombie-Britannique
Jessica McQuiggan is the Research & Evaluation manager at Science World British Columbia. She loves working at the intersection of science and society, a position that allows her to apply her research background in cognitive psychology.────Jessica McQuiggan est la gestionnaire... Read More →
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Ryan Auster

Project Director | Directeur de projet, COVES
Ryan Auster is a Senior Research Associate at the Museum of Science, Boston. Currently the Project Director of the Collaboration for Ongoing Visitor Experience Studies (COVES), Ryan has been thinking about shared measures in informal STEM education and cultural institutions broadly... Read More →


Friday May 29, 2020 10:35am - 11:55am PDT
Ottawa Convention Centre | centre des congrès d'ottawa
  Concurrent Session | Session simultanée
  • Room Number | Numéro de chambre 118 A