In the PERFORM project, we have designed a participatory educational process that promotes the active collaboration between secondary school students, teachers, researchers and science communicators, to assist students in the creation of their own performance-based activities linked with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
This is a TOOLKIT that will help you to implement this participatory process, and you will contribute to generating a mutual learning scenario that will:
Promote the direct interaction between scientific and educational communities
Establish the human dimension of science and the values embedded in the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach
Provide students with transferrable skills related to STEM careers
Facilitate students in incorporating important individual and social skills, such as learning to learn, or using initiative, as well as acquiere drama-based competences, for instance, active listening and observation skills, or having initiative.
Support students in the creation of their own performance-based activities
To implement this participatory educational process is easy:
Watch the videos and read the documents included in this Toolkit
Create and coordinate a team composed of secondary school teachers, early career researchers, science communicators and, of course, the secondary school students that will design and implement the scientific performance-based activity.
Implement the activities described in this Toolkit. You have at least two options:
Follow one of our artistic methodologies (i.e. stand-up comedy, science busking or cientific clowning/improvisational theatre),
Combine activities from our different artistic methodologies to generate your own participatory process, specifically adapted to your local context