Step into the Shoes of Stakeholders training guide and materials

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Description

Step into the Shoes of Stakeholders is a role-playing exercise for professional audiences that encourages participants to consider how they and others would prioritize public engagement efforts on emerging neuroscience research & technology topics. Participants vote on topics using sticker dots as themselves before taking on the role of one of eight stakeholders with different life situations, identities, and needs. The session ends with an open discussion on the group's views on new technologies and how they might differ from those of other stakeholders with diverse perspectives. 

Objectives

Big Idea

By doing and debriefing this activity, science and engagement professionals will reflect on attitudes towards public engagement centered on emerging neuroscience research and technologies.  

Learning Goals
  • Science, technology, and society are interconnected.
  • People’s values determine research directions and which technologies are developed and used.
  • Public engagement in neuroscience and technology benefits from many voices.

Credits

Funding

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from The Kavli Foundation.

Owning institution

The Franklin Institute

Project