New Languages

Exploring new languages, narratives and arts in science education - Analysis of Blind spot

led by formicablu, fb, Italy
WP2 will detect, sample and analyse examples of contamination and cross intersection of narratives about science and on science that use different epistemic approaches as well as a variety of languages, storytelling formats, registers and tools mutuated from the arts, music, photography, cinema and TV shows, graphic and written novels, fantasy and science fiction, design, theatre. This to achieve a common understanding of these alternatives, innovative, artistic and non traditional languages and narratives within the consortium; WP2 will realize intensive workshops that will bring together a diverse group of ten professionals -multimedia producers, graphic designers, writers, sound designers, educators, comedians- from all partners’ countries. By applying design-driven methodologies, these groups of storytellers will use their languages, formats and approaches to analyse key-ideas of FEDORA and produce a series of agile raw prototypes of educational resources encompassing diverse formats and languages. They will beused at schools as "canvas" and raw materials to further develop them with students. This action is expected to create effective cooperation between formal and informal educational contexts and will produce the report “FR2 - Framework for aligning science education with society: the search for new languages and narratives to enhance imagination and the capacity to talk about the contemporary challenges.

Objectives

The objectives of WP2 are:

  • a) To analyse new languages and forms of knowledge transmission that will be useful to enhance imagination and the capacity to talk about the contemporary challenges
  • b) To equip teachers, teacher trainers and their students with linguistic, argumentative and imaginative thinking skills needed to face contemporary challenges;
  • c) To experiment with innovative communication approaches to futurize science education giving the youth a chance to perceive, imagine and ultimately envisage and thus shape the future.

Deliverables

The deliverables under this Work Package are the following:

  • D2.1 : Benchmark of existing examples of cross media and innovative science communication showcases (March 2021) The report contains examples of cross media and innovative science communication showcases that address the core issues of the project: acceleration, interdisciplinarity and futburization.
  • D2.2 : First draft of recommendations on “new languages” for the design of materials (September 2021) The report contains recommendations for the consortium for the design of the materials about the role and the types of new languages to futurize science education. The recommendations represent a first draft that will be revised in the following year of the project.
  • D2.3 : Multimedia report of Intensive workshop I on acceleration, complexity and interdisciplinarity (September 2021) (Public document) The deliverable contains the main results from the first Intensive workshop on acceleration, complexity and interdisciplinary in the shape of a multimedia product.
  • D2.4 : Multimedia report of Intensive workshop II on futurization (June 2022) (Public document) The deliverable contains the main results from the second Intensive workshop on futurization in the shape of a multimedia product.
  • D2.5 : Report entitled “FR2 – Framework for aligning science education with society: the search for new languages and narratives to enhance imagination and the capacity to talk about the contemporary challenges” (November 2022) (Public document) The report will contain the results from the analysis of innovative languages and narratives in informal and non-formal contexts, that are effective in dealing with complexity, interdisciplinarity and/or futurization of science; the description of results from Workshop I and II, with a special focus on the resulting prototypes and their innovative features on the dimension of interdisciplinarity/complexity and that of futurization in the framework of acceleration and a set of recommendations to revise and/or redesign new materials and activities for science education exploiting the innovations highlighted by the workshops.
FEDORA, Future-oriented Science Education to enhance Responsibility and Engagement in the society of acceleration and uncertainty, is a 3-year EU-funded project. It started in September 2020 and will deploy its activities until August 2023. It gathers 6 partner institutions from 5 European countries.
FEDORA has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 872841
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