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Participatory Engagement with Scientific and Technological Research through Performance

Objective

The PERFORM consortium aims to investigate the effects of the use of innovative science education methods based on performing arts in fostering young peoples’ motivations and engagement with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in selected secondary schools in France, Spain and the United Kingdom. A considerable percentage of young people in Europe is not interested in STEM careers mainly because they perceive that they lack the skills to deal with such topics. Such negative perceptions discourage adolescents from investing time in learning about science and undervalue the role of science in society. Addressing the challenge of engaging young people in STEM has never been more urgent in Europe in order to avoid loss of scientific talent and to ensure future innovation capability, excellence and competitiveness. PERFORM takes action to overcome the remaining distance between young people and science and to break the unidirectional model of scientific knowledge transfer. PERFORM will explore a creative, participatory educational process on STEM through the use of scenic arts with secondary school students, their teachers and early career researchers, who will get actively involved in experiencing science. They will also reflect on their own role in the interaction between science and society, and the values embedded in Responsible Research and Innovation. PERFORM will analyse how such human-centred, science-arts educational approach contributes to foster girls’ and boys’ motivations towards science learning and strengthen the transversal competences they will need for STEM careers and jobs. The education and communication skills required for teachers and researchers to further replicate the educational process will be explored and addressed in specific training toolkits. The project dissemination will be fulfilled by ensuring strong science-policy links and by linking PERFORM with Scientix.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/performing arts
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

H2020-SEAC-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 39
08035 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 200 285,95

Participants (9)

THE BIG VAN THEORY
Spain
EU contribution
€ 296 875
Address
Carrer Francesc Macia 21 Planta 2 Puerta 4
08755 Castellbisbal
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 297 885
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 500
Address
The Parade 14-17 School Of Physics & Astronomy
CF24 3AA Cardiff
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 251 882,50
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
L'ATELIER DES JOURS A VENIR
France
EU contribution
€ 55 500
Address
97 Allee Theodore Monod Technopole Izarbel Estia 2
64210 Bidart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION TRACES THEORIES ET REFLEXIONS SUR L APPRENDRE LA COMMUNICATION ET L EDUCATION SCIENTIFIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 130 125
Address
Rue Des Balkans 23
75020 Paris
Activity type
Other
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUSEA - EUROPAISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTSVERANSTALTUNGEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Anton Baumgartnerstrasse 44/C2/3/2
1230 Wien
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 199,05
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments