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Ignition rick-hall

  1. 1. - a creative STEM curriculum, promoting STEM as creative subjects Rick Hall, Director of Programmes, Ignite! www.ignitefutures.org.uk [email_address]
  2. 2. - a creative STEM curriculum, promoting STEM as creative subjects Children should be listened to because they sometimes have better ideas than adults. That is because the children’s brains are new and not old. - Markus, aged 6
  3. 3. - a creative STEM curriculum, promoting STEM as creative subjects The world of 2020, and the skills these young people will need
  4. 4. - a creative STEM curriculum, promoting STEM as creative subjects <ul><ul><li>What did you learn about STEM in your lesson today? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What did you learn through STEM today? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speculation and imagination? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research, improvisation and investigation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration, creative problem solving? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resourcefulness, seeing/making connections? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rehearsal, trial and error, risk taking? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. - creative thinking capacities The characteristics of creative thinkers <ul><ul><li>Resilience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resourcefulness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk-taking </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. - promoting STEM as creative subjects Ignition* - six integrated programmes to promote creativity in learning of STEM <ul><ul><li>Come Alive with Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invent! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STEM Fluency Labs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab_13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Sparks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sci-art fusions </li></ul></ul>www.ignitefutures.org.uk/ignition
  7. 7. - promoting STEM as creative subjects www.ignitefutures.org.uk/ignition Cosmos - a participatory performance devised and designed by Dragon Breath Theatre Company to reveal the wonders of the universe to very small children Little Egg – a stop frame animation story about ecology and bio-diversity
  8. 8. - promoting STEM as creative subjects Lab_13 – a pottering space <ul><ul><li>Managed by young people for young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using tools, driven by curiosity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientist/inventor in residence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 across the UK EM region by 2011 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. - promoting STEM as creative subjects Creativity in STEM – what gets in the way? <ul><ul><li>Risk aversion? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time, space, resources? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results pressure? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. - a creative STEM curriculum, promoting STEM as creative subjects Rick Hall, Director of Programmes, Ignite! [email_address] www.ignitefutures.org.uk/ignition

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