MyPERFORM-UNESCO / When Science Takes the Stage
Helena González and Oriol Marimon, Big Van Ciencia, IES Moises Broggi, IES Consell de Cent and IES Castellbisbal (Barcelona); Casimiro Vizzini, Expert at UNESCO’s Division of Science Policy and Talent Development
At myPERFORM we talk about science with responsibility; we tackle social challenges, ethical dilemmas and gender inequalities; we identify pseudoscience and conflicts of interest but above all, we have a great time, we explore humour and we build scientific stories and perform them on stage.
The myPERFORM project uses the performing arts to create an inclusive environment in which young people work together with researchers, their professors and science communicators, to explore science and technology issues and values. The final product of these participatory methodologies is a theatre piece (a scientific monologue, a sketch, a story ...) that can be represented on stage and that talks about real scientific or technological research. myPERFORM has made learning a participatory, "humanised" activity, put into the local context of students, and has contributed to the development of a reflective and informed population through science.
The presentation of the myPERFORM project will be a spectacle. Literally. A show in which the monologues and theatrical sketches made by students from various schools in Barcelona will be interspersed, where we can answer questions such as = what can we do to stop climate change? How do we look for life on other planets? What new technologies are there for fighting cancer?
MyPERFORM follows from the successes of its predecessor, the European Commission funded MyPERFORM project, to implement performance-based science education processes in countries worldwide.
PERFORM has been a project financed by the European Union, implemented in Spain, the United Kingdom and France. The design and implementation of pedagogical activities has been led by Big Van Science (www.bigvanciencia.com).
The Educational Centers that participated in the PERFORM project that will tell us the science from the scene are IES Moises Broggi, IES Consell de Cent and IES Castellbisbal.