Sci-Arts Creative Teaching Resource
1 January 2019 - 1 December 2020
PI/s in Exeter: Associate Professor Kerry Chappell
CI/s in Exeter: Associate Professor Lindsay Hetherington
Research partners: University of Birmingham, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Institute of Physics.
Funding awarded: £ 7,500
Sponsor(s): University of Exeter ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
About the research
The Sci-Arts Creative Teaching Resource is a set of teaching guides and planning tools which support transdisciplinary science and arts teaching, engage learners with science and helps them to develop their own scientific creativity.
The resource has grown from the EU-funded project CREATIONS (Grant Agreement No.66517; www.creations-project.eu) which developed arts-based creative approaches to science education across 11 countries. Project materials were created by researchers, teachers and other educators across the EU, based on a series of eight pedagogic features of creative science education which were identified by the CREATIONS team. During the current project the materials are being developed further for use in UK classrooms.
The UoE team is Kerry Chappell, Lindsay Hetherington and Ursula Crickmay, and we are working together with colleagues at the University of Birmingham, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Institute of Physics. During the project, we have worked with teachers in London and the South West to trial and further develop the resource, and it will be available online for schools from June 2020.
Project updates on twitter @sciartsedu.