The CREATIONS Summer School 2016, held at Attica, Greece, 3rd to 8th July. It introduces innovative approaches and activities that involve teachers and students in scientific research through creative ways that are based on art. The course focuses on the development of effective links and synergies between schools and research infrastructures in order to spark young people’s interest in science and in following scientific careers.
The CREATIONS Summer course aims:
- To introduce support policies in developing demonstrating and effective communities between researchers, artists, teachers and students and empowering the latter to use, share and exploit unique scientific resources such as research facilities, scientific instruments, advanced ICT tools, simulation and visualisation applications and scientific databases.
- On strengthening formal (educational field trips, virtual visits, school based masterclasses) and informal learning (games and student generated apps, webfests and hangouts, related artworks like science theatre or student generated exhibits, debates in the framework of junior science cafes) that promote creative inquiry-based learning and appreciation of how science works.
- Based on the CREATIONS pedagogical framework these educational activities will be enriched and expanded with creative approaches to develop artworks (exhibits, Theatre, Opera).The CREATIONS Summer Course refers to teachers and artists wishing to extend the “dialogue” between scientists and the educational community by enforcing the collaboration between schools and research organisations (using the artistic expression as a catalyst). The course seeks to promote scientific culture in society by helping young people to acquire a better understanding of the role of science and technology in society.