Interactive experiments and informal learning with the use of creativity and arts took place on 2-11 July 2018 in Malta. STEAM is a 10-day intensive summer school in science communication that marries science and art through practice. Summer school’s goals were to improve science awareness and develop informed opinions, increase student uptake of STEM careers for high-level jobs, stimulate the socio-economic wellbeing of partner countries, and enhance the transferable skills of current researchers.
Alexandros Koukovinis from Science View presented “Create & Act”, a course about using art to communicate science more effectively in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach. The lesson’s main aim was to give the participants the opportunity to stage a play and dramatise scientific concepts based on material from any field of science.
When it comes to educational purposes, traditionally the body is rarely used to its full potential. Every involvement of the body has mostly been excluded from the educational practice, the process of learning, and interaction among students. The notion of embodied learning is becoming more and more accepted by the educational community. The body does not solely constitute a means of knowledge, or function as a mediator, but also reflects people’s interaction with their environment.
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