The following models and programs provide a window into Dialogue & Deliberation, a set of methods for engaging community members and policymakers to identify or refine community priorities and support decision making around difficult or complex science and technology topics. These examples are drawn from both within and outside of the science center and museum field.
Models of Dialogue & Deliberation
The use of Dialogue & Deliberation is well established in civic engagement and participatory democracy spaces, and many models and frameworks already exist for how to design and implement these types of programs. Additionally, science engagement professionals have developed frameworks for public dialogue aimed at a science engagement context. We have highlighted here a few examples of models and frameworks that science centers and museum professionals can use for inspiration and adapt to their local contexts.
World Wide Views
Everyday Democracy's Resources for Changemakers
ECAST Participatory Technology Assessment
Engagement Streams Framework
From Risk to Resiliency
National Issues Forums
National Co-Ordinating Centre for Public Engagement: Resources
Public Engagement with Science Forums
Examples of Programs and Initiatives
Browse this inspiring set of program examples to learn more about Dialogue & Deliberation in practice at the local, national, and global scale.