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EPS is a partner of CREATIONS

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How can young people’s interest in science be increased? 16 partners from ten European countries want to break new ground. In CREATIONS, a project funded by the European Union, they develop creative approaches based on art for an engaging science classroom.

Art is too often perceived as being something that is opposite to science. In CREATIONS, the combination of these two areas can enhance cross-disciplinary thinking and raise a student’s interest in both. The partners are planning a variety of events with theatre, photography, exhibitions in which young people can experience an active and playful role within science and research.
CREATIONS will establish a pan-European network of scientists, teachers, artists and students. The project was launched in October 2015 and runs for three years.

Goals

CREATIONS aims to improve the skills of young people 
in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and to pool talent to scientific careers by:

  • giving students and teachers opportunities to experiment with many different places, activities, personal identities, and people
  • 
simulating the work of scientists and researchers in the classroom
  • promoting a better understanding of how science works
  • enhancing a student’s science related career aspirations
  • encouraging and empowering science teachers to affect change
  • implementing and promoting inquiry-based science teaching and learning
  • 
learning and (self-)creating in emotionally rich learning environments
  • disseminating and exploiting the results of the project

Partners

The CREATIONS project unites participants from many European countries, including Norway, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Serbia, Greece and Malta. All of the project’s consortium members have outstanding expertise in engaging science education and experience in cross-cultural collaboration. This will ensure the development and implementation of the CREATIONS Framework, as well as enhance the establishment of a pan-European network of scientists, art and science teachers, artists and students. CREATIONS activities will take place in various European countries. To find out more about the activities schedule, please visit the project’s website.

More information can be found on http://creations-project.eu/



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