Foundations

Split, Croatia

July 16th - July 28th, 2018

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Leading questions:

What is interdisciplinary science? How do we bring science to everyone?

Research skills

  • Interdisciplinary thinking
  • Scientific communication
  • Database creation and usage
  • Reading and understanding articles
  • Lab notebook
  • Responsible conduct in science

Transversal skills

  • Digital literacy
  • Communication
  • Learning how to learn and transmit knowledge
  • Innovative and critical thinking

Learning objectives

  • Understand and apply basic concepts of programming with Python
  • Create simple electronic circuits using Arduino
  • Understand the difference between research articles, reviews and tertiary sources of knowledge
  • Discuss the epistemological, practical and ethical similarities and differences between experiments and models
  • Implement and keep a lab notebook during wet lab projects
  • Create a professional Twitter account and communicate about science
  • Propose interdisciplinary suggestions to improve museum exhibitions
  • Prepare a scientific communication announcement for general public

Pedagogical approach

  • Learning by doing
  • Project-based learning
  • Learner-centered design, personalised learning
  • Interdisciplinary approach and design thinking
  • Peer-2-peer and self-assessments using real-time and online feedback forms
  • Intergenerational teaching and learning

Teaching tools

  • Online lessons (eLearning) + real-time lectures = hybrid courses
  • Personalised tutoring
  • Individual and team projects in the field and in the lab
  • Programming and hacking, using Python and Arduino
  • Social media science communication, using Twitter and blogging

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