The iMuSciCA Experience: Learning Science through and with Music
When: 3/11/2018, 15:00 – 17:00
Organizer: Petros Stergiopoulos & Manolis Chaniotakis, Ellinogermaniki Agogi – Kosmas Kritsis, ATHENA Research Center
iMuSciCA or ‘Interactive Music Science Collaborative Activities’ is part of the educational movement of STEAM, which aims at bringing Arts at the heart of the school curriculum to cultivate creative skills of young people, alongside with the knowledge and skills they acquire in STEM fields (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
iMuSciCA is addressing current requirements in education for new pedagogical methodologies and innovative educational technologies by supporting active, discovery based, personalised, and more engaging learning and providing students and teachers with opportunities for collaboration, co-creation and collective knowledge building.
iMuSciCA therefore clearly focuses on the systematic integration of a suite of Software Tools and Services with especially designed Educational Scenarios for teaching and learning STEM in Lower and Upper Secondary Education. The Workbench of iMuSciCA is the central access point to several enabling technologies such as DrAwME, Performance Sampler, Tone Synthesizer, 3D Design, Printing and Interaction, Sonification, Math Editor, Geometry & Algebra a well as supporting music and sound analysis and visualisation tools.
Through the Activity Environments applied in dedicated Educational Scenerios, iMuScicA provides students with new opportunities to master core academic content on STEM subjects alongside with the development of Deeper Learning through their engagement in music activities
The Workshop of iMuSciCA at the Final Conference of CREATIONS (or Developing an Engaging Science Classroom) will provide the participants with hands-on and interactive experiences of the Activity Environments and Educational Environments as developed by the project so far. The structure of the iMuSciCA Workshop will be as follows.
|15:00 – 15:10
||Introduction to iMuSciCA (Overall Aims, Activities & Realisation)
|15:10 – 15:25
||Demonstration of the iMuSciCA Workbench (Activity Environments & Tools)
|15:25 – 15:40
||Presentation of the iMuSciCA Educational Scenarios (Conceptual Mapping, Examples for Lower & Upper Secondary Education)
|15:40 – 15:45
||Visiting the 3D-Printer
|15:45 – 16:45
||Free Exploration of the iMuScicCA Solutions by the Workshop Participants
|16:45 – 17:00
||Concluding Session: Questions, Answers & Outlook