Oded Ben-Horin -the science fair

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Oded Ben-Horin: The Science Fair. A model of music and lyrics as mediums of creative and artistic science communication and education

Scientix European Conference, 6-8 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium

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Oded Ben-Horin -the science fair

  1. 1. “ The Science Fair”: A Model of Music and Lyrics as Mediums of Creative and Artistic Science Communication and Education Oded Ben-Horin, Associate Professor Stord / Haugesund University College, Norway
  2. 2. The Science Fair: Background <ul><li>Music ensemble : Science-inspired art </li></ul><ul><li>Research project : Creative education methods </li></ul><ul><li>Method : Collaboration with science organizations and educators on ideas, points of view, education perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance : Alternative, intuitive way of teaching science. Teaching the values of creativity and innovation </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. Public Outreach, science venues <ul><li>ESSAS Climate Change conference, Seattle, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Sources conference, Sofia, Bulgaria </li></ul>
  4. 4. Music venues <ul><li>New York City College Tech Literary Festival, opening act </li></ul><ul><li>Cantabria University Music Festival, Santander, Spain </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3. Creative learning examples in North America <ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul><ul><li>TSF in education: Robert Bateman “Get To Know” project </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching creativity: Genesee Science Center School, New York </li></ul>
  6. 6. Future development <ul><li>School concerts inspired by and based on relevant science curriculum in different languages </li></ul><ul><li>Student workshops during which they experience different creative approaches to internalizing the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks with CDs </li></ul><ul><li>Diversified performances (musical styles) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Creative teaching. Teaching creativity <ul><li>Research Day, Norway 2010 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ Underwater” CD / International Census of Marine life </li></ul>

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