Mission: Improvement Oriented Ecosystem

The SciWise initiative mission is bring together science researchers and practitioners towards common goals in an improvement-oriented network. The goal of collective improvement in science engagement and education practice is enabled in this initiative through stakeholder participation, collaboration and sharing good practices. This initiative aims to build understanding of how attitudes and actions development for public audiences who visit science organisations and events, such as science centers, festivals and museums.



Facilitate information sharing.



Improve community with good information.



Report findings through publications.

SciWise research initiative aims to:

timelineFacilitate sustainable & effective impact evaluation

SciWise enables impact evaluation and investigative capacities. This is achieved by helping researchers and practitioners to address common institutional constraints and acute limitations to robust, quality and effective visitor research and impact evaluation (e.g. Jensen 2014).

cameraEnsure high quality & standardized impact measures

SciWise facilitates self–monitoring, collaboration and sharing of best practices. This initiative extends survey designs and methods from recent global research projects. Information collected in this project supports better understanding of key areas for visitor research.

nature_people Improve social & environmental impacts

SciWise connects science researchers to the community of practice in an improvement-oriented network. This initiative helps institutions ensure their audience insights are useful, shareable, and effectively measure visitor experiences, conservation & biodiversity awareness and learning impacts (e.g. Dawson & Jensen 2011).

touch_appUse technology to enable positive change

SciWise uses innovative and up-to-date social science research methods and technologies. Participating institutions are empowered by strong evidence delivered efficiently through automated impact evaluation, with real-time and ongoing insights into visitor experience and outcome, meaningful comparisons and sector benchmarks.

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Review Sector Benchmarking

The cornerstone of SciWise research is its benchmarking capabilities.