The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Friday, April 03, 2009

CFP: Workshop on Enabling Participatory Science

Something for you museum educators...


1st Workshop on Enabling Participatory Science: Technology Enhanced
Collaboration, Learning & Participation in Science

A workshop at AIED 2009
July 6 or 7th, 2009 - Brighton, UK

Submission Deadline : April 17th, 2009

How can and should technology be used to enhance the kinds of learning that are relevant to current and future scientific practice?
How can technology be employed to enable greater public participation in and engagement with science?



We ask potential attendees to submit short papers describing:
- either work using technology to enhance participation in science and science teaching and learning
- or a vision for the role of technology in increasing participation and supporting learning in future science.

More information can be found at


* April 17th, 2009: Submission of papers
* July 6th or 7th, 2009: Workshop at AIED 2009


Josh Underwood -
London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London

Hilary Smith -
Interact Lab, University of Sussex

Kevin Walker -
London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London

Duncan Rowland -
Mixed Reality Lab, The University of Nottingham

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