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Science Action Research Project Bursaries available :)

Discussion in 'Science' started by CREATIONS2016, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. CREATIONS2016

    CREATIONS2016 New commenter

    Are you interested in conducting an action research project?

    Small bursaries available February 2017 – January 2018 for Science and Arts teacher/ educator pairs interested in joining this programme to collaboratively develop their practice. You need to be working with children/young people between the ages of 7 and 18 in any school or educational setting.
    No previous research experience necessary, but passion and curiosity are vital!

    If you’re not sure please get in touch with Kerry Chappell or Lindsay Hetherington; we are happy to discuss flexible ways of approaching the programme with you.

    Action Research Project Information

    This project is open to pairs of teachers/educators who are interested to develop creative science teaching and learning by engaging with artistic practice. We are looking for pairs where one teacher/educator is a science specialist and one teacher/educator is an arts specialist. The project provides small bursaries for these pairs to work together on an action research project from February 2017 to January 2018. They will be facilitated and mentored by University of Exeter Arts and Science education specialists, currently working on the CREATIONs project.

    The action research will be carried out under the umbrella question:
    “How can the sciences and arts combine together to engage children and young people in creative science education?”

    Getting involved will mean a commitment to 3 facilitation days run by University staff with input from professional scientists and artists at the University of Exeter St Lukes campus, spread across the year (February 17, April 17, December 18); in between you will carry out your collaborative action research and be mentored by UoE staff. All pairs will share their action research outcomes at the end of the project in January 2018.

    It is intended that the small bursary will be used flexibly to contribute to teacher/ educator cover costs or similar, dependent on the particular circumstances of the pair.

    CREATIONs: Developing an engaging science classroom

    The CREATIONs project builds on research that has been going on in the CREATE, CenCSE and STEM Research Centres since 2007 which is concerned with creativity in science and arts education. This action research project has been developed by Dr Kerry Chappell and Dr Lindsay Hetherington with the CREATIONs staff team and also draws on creativity in education theory/practice developed by Professor Anna Craft. At the heart of CREATIONs are 8 pedagogical science/arts features which are currently being used across Europe as a means to creatively engage children and young people in science education. As a CREATIONs action research pair you will interrogate and use the features to develop your practice, and be part of a growing group of professionals doing the same; you will also be able to share practice via this professional network.

    To apply please send the following information to Kerry Chappell k.a.chappell@exeter.ac.uk by Friday 6 January 2017. It would also be extremely helpful if you could indicate your intention to apply before 9th December 2016 by emailing Kerry to allow us to gauge interest.

    Science specialist




    Arts specialist




    Name of Senior Management staff member who is supporting this application:

    300 word statement on why you would like to take part in the project and details of one or more questions that you share regarding how the sciences and arts can be combined to engage children and young people in creative science education.

    CV for science specialist

    CV for arts specialist
  2. CREATIONS2016

    CREATIONS2016 New commenter

    Please get in touch if you have any questions about this opportunity.
  3. CREATIONS2016

    CREATIONS2016 New commenter

    As the deadline is approaching and we know it is a busy time of year for you we are happy to offer support in preparing the application, please feel free to drop an initial email saying Hi and that you would like some support getting the application together. We have been able to secure funding from the EU and would really like to share this opportunity with anyone who is interested.

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