GSO4SCHOOL is 3-year Erasmus+ European project (2019-2022) aimed at creating a network of school students and teachers to develop together trans-disciplinary activities in science and arts, based on the Global Science Opera initiative.
GSO4SCHOOL engages teachers and school students from the partner countries – Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal – in the development of 2 performances. The students will be invited to collaborate, lead and co-create their own performances from scratch, while investigating specific issues related to science subjects of their curricula. Based on science themes, they will go through all the steps of an opera/theatrical production. Through this approach, the participants will learn to collaborate, lead and manage in order to develop a full-scale production; they will need to be innovative, exchange new ideas and to develop cross sectoral skills such as entrepreneurship skills, teamwork, communication skills, while becoming more familiar with concepts of science.
While promoting cross-sectoral collaboration (teachers, students, young researchers, artists, creative industry), the project will organize three summer schools to train the participating teachers, helping them to develop cross-sectoral skills in science education and art education and to act successfully as change agents in their settings.
GSO4SCHOOL is an inclusive school education initiative. One of the project’s priorities is to address diversity in school education, developing social, civic, inter-cultural competences and media literacy by providing an innovative integrated approach. By setting a concrete educational framework based on pedagogical principles centred on creativity collaboration and inquiry-based learning, GSO4SCHOOL will create a European network of educational and cultural exchange reaching out to learners from underprivileged communities and enhancing the access to isolate areas in the participating countries.
Adriana Valente, Valentina Tudisca, Claudia Pennacchiotti
Norway: Western Norway University of Applied Science (coordinatore internazionale del progetto) e Atheno, Bergen
Greece: Science Views, Atene, ed Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Pallini
Portugal: NUCLIO – Núcleo Interactivo de Astronomia, Frente
Cyprus: TPCT Consulting & Events Ltd, Nicosia