We led a highly experienced, multidisciplinary team to deliver the NISC Management Development Training towards the creation of Malta’s first interactive science centre. The training modules are Science Communication theory and practice; Science Centre running and sustainability; Science Centre texts; and Exhibition development and operations planning.
For training to be truly effective, it has to be interactive, inspiring and above all relevant. We do not believe teams are empty vessels waiting to be filled with knowledge through didactic and repetitive lectures. To do is to understand. That is why our training is delivered through workshops, focused discussion, on the floor experience and staff shadowing. This gives trainees a thorough theoretical understanding, insightful primary experience and valuable opportunities to have questions answered by experienced professionals.
Training is taking place in Malta, at the Science Museum in London and at Techniquest in Cardiff. The training content will offer a comprehensive insight into how science centres, exhibitions and staff skill sets are developed, delivered and implemented. The diverse training programme consistently combines theory with practice, with opportunities for seeing learning in action and analysing best practice examples of science engagement.
This project was part-financed by the European Union’s Structural Funds under Operational Programme II, Cohesion Policy 2007-2013: Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life, Priority Axis IV – Strengthening of Institutional and Administrative Capacity.