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The Sci-Art Project

Promoting 21st-century skills in STEAM education using Cultural Heritage

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Objectives

The SciArt project aims to develop an innovative, inclusive, inquiry-based STEAM approach to Cultural Heritage that emphasizes interdisciplinarity by combining STEM and Arts. The project will provide teachers with educational resources and the opportunity to enhance their self-efficacy in implementing STEAM activities with a strong A(rts) component. It will also offer students the opportunity to engage in meaningful STEAM activities on Cultural Heritage.

Implementation

The SciArt project will develop the theoretical establishment of the SciArt approach, the SciArt activities and the resources needed to implement the approach and the SciArt training course for Primary and Secondary Education teachers. The SciArt training course will be implemented in Cyprus, Greece and Portugal with at least 60 teachers that will implement the approach in schools and hundreds of others will be informed on the approach in collaboration with the Museum partners of the consortium.

Results

The SciArt project is going to publish methodological guidelines and the SciArt ebook which will support all the theoretical aspects of the approach. The SciArt activities and the SciArt training course hosted in an open educational platform will be offered to the public. The SciArt project will train teachers in the participating countries and disseminate the approach to the educational community within the countries and to relevant stakeholders worldwide.

The Partnership

The project is coordinated by the European University Cyprus (Cyprus) with the participation of the University of Western Macedonia (Greece), the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), the Instituto Politecnico do Porto (Portugal), Anastasios Leventis Foundation (Cyprus), Museu Municipal Esposende (Portugal), the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki (Greece), the Falcon School (Cyprus), the Experimental School of the University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and the Agrupamento de Escolas Eugénio de Andrade (Portugal).

The research team of the UOWM

The University of Western Macedonia participates in the project through the Laboratory of Science and Sustainability Education (http://www.felab.edu.uowm.gr/). The project team consists of the scientific coordinator of the project Dr Angelos Sofianidis (Faculty Member of the Department of Early Childhood Education) ,Professor Anna Spirtou (Department of Primary Education), Dr Christina Tsaliki and Anastasia Economou (Postgraduate Student).

 

SciArt: 2022-1-CY01-KA220-SCH-000086608
This project has been funded with the support of the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme. This publication reflects the views only of the author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

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