The educational activity “Learning Science Through Theater” is an initiative of Science View that is carried out annually in cooperation with variable agents (Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of National and Κapodistrian University of Athens, Elliniogermaniki Agogi, Noesis Science Center and Technology Museum and more). The target group is students from all grades (primary school – second grade of high school). Students are expected to dramatize scientific concepts and knowledge from their school curriculum. The activity was created in the context of the European project CREAT-IT (www.creatit-project.eu), while it is based on the features of inquiry learning on science related courses (Inquiry Based Science Education), as well as on the pedagogical framework of the European project CREATIONS (http://creations-project.eu/). It is one of the accelerators of the European project Open School for Open Societies (OSOS) (http://www.openschools.eu/) approved and proposed by the Institute for Educational Policy (IEP) as National Coordinator for Greek Schools participating in the project and one of the cases of implementation in Primary Education Schools of the European project Creativity, Art and Science in Primary Education (CASE) (http://www.project-case.eu/).
In 2018, Science View was awarded the EPI² 2018 Award in the “Awareness Actions & Campaigns” category for the action “Learning Science Through Theater“. The EPI² Awards are organized in the framework of the Athens Science Festival to reward a wide range of communication activities aimed both at the audience interested in the subject and the wider community.
In the context of the activity, students will implement a theatrical performance related to scientific issues and will learn science in a creative way. The specific objectives of the activity, which have as a central axis the interdisciplinary interconnection of science with aspects of art, aiming at the enhancement of students’ interest in science, involve both students and teachers. More specifically, through this activity, students will comprehend scientific concepts and phenomena, develop a spirit of cooperation and teamwork, will actively participate in the negotiation of scientific concepts and they will develop creative and critical thinking skills. Teachers will be engaged in professional development procedures through their cooperation and the exchange of opinions, ideas and teaching material (either in person or through online learning communities). Finally, one of the main aims of the activity is to motivate more and more teachers and students and create an educational community that will cooperate, exchange opinions, material and best practices for science teaching and learning, that will continue after the implementation of the action.
More info: http://lstt.eu/?lang=en
Below is the main video of our activity. Please visit our Youtube channel for more videos of the students’ plays.