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User-friendly toolkit “Secondary school students as science communicators. PERFORM: scenic arts for humanising science”

Uploaded by Isabel Ruiz-Mallén on 21 November 2018
Last modified on 22 November 2018

Helena González, Oriol Marimon, Ester Marin / TBVT

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:

  1. Watch the videos and read the documents included in this Toolkit
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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