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Participatory Engagement with Scientific and Technological Research through Performance

Deliverables

Report on social media responses to science performances

UoW will lead this dimension of the research. The report will include key findings and insights from both the online ethnography case study and automated Twitter analysis tool.

Two policy briefs on WP5 related topics

The first policy brief will summarize the best practices and strategies to incorporate the PERSEIAs into the European science policy community of researchers and practitioners. The second policy brief will include an analysis of successful case studies on how the training tools developed by PERFORM can be effectively incorporated into the European science policy community of practitioners and teachers.

Data Management Plan

In order to attend the requirements of the pilot action on open access to research data, a Data Management Plan (DMP) in which the consortium will specify what data will be open.

Plan for communication, dissemination and exploitation

The plan outlines the communication and dissemination strategies and activities, focusing on different target groups, their levels of pre-understanding and how they may be reached and encouraged to engage in the project and its content.

Final protocol of tested methods to generate a transformative participatory educational process by using science and arts-based education approaches

A methodological protocol to generate participatory educational between students, teachers and early career researchers in formal contexts will be developed with the aim of designing and executing PERSEIAs. The protocol will explain effective approaches to promote a mutual learning scenario between scientific and educational communities that will lead students to the development of PERSEIA.

Final protocol of tested methods to transform a performance-based activity into a PERSEIA

With the knowledge attained in the workshops developed in task 2.1 and including all case studies, WP2 will generate a detailed protocol on how to take in the most relevant aspects (the human dimension of science, RRI values) in a performance-based activity to develop a PERSEIA in different UE contexts.

Sustainability plan

A sustainability plan will be generated to ensure PERFORM’s ability to maintain its impact over the medium and long term. The plan will include concrete actions to incorporate PERFORM’s results and outcomes as resources under UNESCO programs and initiatives related to science education, from which they will be readily available to policy-makers at UNESCO National Commissions, and maintaining a repository of all project materials in Scientix.

Report on outreach activities, including the final conference

It will be possible to use the final report also as a guide for future events and projects, as it will be detailed in terms of preparations, outcome and recommendations.

Research report: Methodological aspects of science education assessment

UAB will lead a bibliographic review on assessment methods and criteria to evaluate participatory science educational processes and activities, including methodological questions and challenges to be addressed in each specific case study.

Risk management plan

A risk management plan will be developed to foresee management potential risks and conflicts, estimate impacts, and define responses in order to achieve a resolution.

Policy brief: Effective science and arts-based education approach

UAB, in coordination with case study coordinators, will provide policy guiding in addressing the contribution of performance-based approaches in the development of innovative and creative scientific education activities promoting transversal competences, embedding RRI dimensions and raising the attractiveness of STEM careers.

Evaluation Report of the Advisory Board

The members of the Advisory Board will elaborate a report whose recommendations, based on achieved results, will provide feedback to improve and eventually adapt PERFORM further actions

Guidelines for PERSEIA adaptation to science-museums

The guidelines will address the key aspects to efficiently develop PERSEIAs in informal education context

Website and social media launch

The project’s online presence is a key function for the communication and accessibility of the project for teachers, researchers, school agencies and authorities, and the site and complementing media will be designed with consideration to several groups and several languages.

Toolkit for researchers wanting to develop PERSEIAs

The toolkit will include background information, guidelines on how to develop the skills needed as well as on the practicalities of setting up and resourcing a PESEIAs project and case studies and best practices resulting from PERFORM.

Toolkit for teachers wanting to develop PERSEIAs

The toolkit will include background information, guidelines on how to develop the skills needed as well as on the practicalities of setting up and resourcing a PESEIAs project and work with the students, and case studies and best practices resulting from PERFORM.

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Publications

The PERFORM project: using performing arts to increase engagement and understanding of science

Author(s): Jon James
Published in: FEMS Microbiology Letters, Issue 364/8, 2017, ISSN 1574-6968
DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnx076

From White Lab Coats and Crazy Hair to Actual Scientists: Exploring the Impact of Researcher Interaction and Performing Arts on Students’ Perceptions and Motivation for Science

Author(s): Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, Sandrine Gallois, María Heras
Published in: Science Communication, Issue 40/6, 2018, Page(s) 749-777, ISSN 1075-5470
DOI: 10.1177/1075547018808025

GENDER AND INNOVATION IN STE(A)M EDUCATION

Author(s): M. Jiménez Iglesias, J. Müller, I. Ruiz-Mallén, E. Kim, E. Cripps, M. Heras, S. Filipecki Martins, M. van Laar, M. Tramonti, A. Valenzuela-Zapata, À. Gras-Velázquez, A. Akue Da Silva, A. Alexopoulos, R. Baldursson, M. Bes, Z. Benameur, Prof. Franz X. Bogner, V. Cala, E. Ceuleers, D. Daras, A. Dochshanov, D., Giampaoli, H. Kırmacı, K. Kolenberg, I. Martev, S. Ronsijn, E. Siotou, M. Tortosa,
Published in: Scientix Observatory, 2018

'What do I like about science-related activities?' Participatory indicators addressing students' motivations and needs when learning science

Author(s): María Heras, Isabel Ruiz-Mallén
Published in: Stability and change in science education: Meeting basic learning needs; Homeostasis and Novelty in Teaching and Learning, 2018, Page(s) 201-228

Performing RRI in science education: How to measure the impact?

Author(s): María Heras, Isabel Ruiz-Mallén
Published in: Book of abstracts: 1st HEIRRI Conference, Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation at University, 2016, Page(s) 22