The SciShops project has developed a set of training modules to assist trainers providing training on how to establish and run a Science Shop. The main target audience for the training are people who are new to Science Shops and community-based participatory research (CBPR), and who are interested in setting up a Science Shop. However, the training could also be useful for people working at an existing Science Shop, to develop their skills and knowledge, particularly on more specialised topics such as communication or project evaluation.
Each module consists of an introduction, initial evaluation of participants’ knowledge of the topic and/or an ice-breaking activity, a PowerPoint presentation, and interactive exercises. The presentations also include real-life examples of Science Shops. Extensive background information required to present the training is also provided. The modules can be used individually or as part of a comprehensive training course over several days.
The six training modules are:
- Basics of Science Shops
- Operational models
- CBPR (community-based participatory research) management
- Stakeholder involvement
- Communication and public awareness
- Project evaluation and impact assessment
Anyone is welcome to use the materials, provided that the SciShops project is acknowledged during the training. Follow the links above to access all the training materials.