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1 A common theme comes out from a discussion among students. How: Brain-storming Debate Search in Internet Books The choice of theme is interesting in order to investigate students’ image of science. Choice of the theme

2 A common theme comes out from a discussion among students. How: Brain-storming Debate Search in Internet Books Criteria to discriminate information… The choice of theme is interesting in order to investigate students’ image of science. Choice of the theme

3 In 4 years of junior science cafés: 6 on astronomy: 2 on extraterrestrial life (UFO?) 2 on black holes 1 on infinity of universe 1 on robot and space missions 3 on medicine/genetics: 1 on sex 1 on stem cells 1 on mental disease 2 other themes 1 on time-trivelling 1 on Non-verbal communication What themes?

4 Scientists are chosen with the following criteria: Scientific excellence Competence on the chosen theme Experience in nonacademic communication In order to choice scientists, we tell students: How universities and research centres are organised How to read a scientific CV Functioning of the scientific community: groups, publications, peer review etc. Choice of experts

5 Example: a science café on shape of the universe… Prof. A - age: 55, publications: 250 interests: measurements of cosmic background radiation experience on nonacademic communication: yes Prof. B - age: 47, publications: 150 interests: neutron stars experience on nonacademic communication: yes Dr. C - age: 39, publications: 100 interests: cosmology and shape of the universe experience on nonacademic communication: yes Prof. D - age: 53, publications: 65 Interests: measurements of cosmic background radiation experience on nonacademic communication: yes We exclude: - Prof. B (research interests) - Prof. D (see A) Between A and C we choose following further considerations

6 In their working places (universities, laboratories, hospitals…) Most students have never seen a university. Occasion to see science at work. Meeting with experts (before the event)

7 Importance of interdisciplinary of science café (it’s not a conference) Search for readings or videos in order to: Involve and entertain the audience Stimulate the discussion Make links between humanistic and scientific areas Choice of readings/videos

8 The blog Documentation and exchange of information

9 Moderator Resposible for relations with the guests (contacts with researchers) food and drink promotion (makes posters and other stuff) readings equipment (microphones, etc. room preparation (chairs, tables, etc.) photos/videos blog streaming Each student is responsible for something and is part of a collective work. Roles

10 Science Café is ready, serve it!

11 We observed that students are good in anticipating audience’s reactions (more than us: we are scientists!) Features of this approach Stress individual abilities of pupils Sharing of a collective project Everyday science What students learn: where and how scientific knowledge is produced to search for reliable scientific information to consider science as part of culture

12 In Scicafé project Guidelines for teachers Focus group with teachers Survey to study impact on the students Scicafe2.0 http://www.european-observatory-for-crowdsourcing.euhttp://www.european-observatory-for-crowdsourcing.eu Work in progress Already Done CREAT-it project Guidelines for teachers in Pedagogical Framework Implementation Scenarios and link with IBSE activity Focus group with teachers (to enrich the methodology) C. Belmonte, T. Castellani,, A. Savre. A. Tarrare Junior Science Cafe Guideline http://www.scicafe.eu/sites/all/themes/newspro/docs/JUNIOR_SCI_CAFE_How%20To.pdf C. Belmonte, T. Castellani (2012) The ‘CaffèScienza Junior’ project: Students protagonists of their scientific training In P- Koulouris (edited by), SciCafé 2012 Conference and Events: Europe’s Science C. Belmonte, T. Castellani, A. Parisi Caffè scienza junior: gli studenti protagonisti della loro formazione scientifica in "Atti dell'VIII Convegno Nazionale sulla Comunicazione della Scienza" (2010) C. Belmonte, T. Castellani Il progetto Caffè scienza junior in "Le scienze naturali nella scuola" n.41 fasc. III (2010)

13 We’d like to study the impact on the scientific community (i.e. on the experts) On the social community (i.e. parents of the students) The future? Calls in H2020 Issi14 http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/deskto p/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2416-issi-1- 2014.html16:16 Issi15

14 Theatre and Science

15 Science&Theatre training IB scientific training + IB drama training Common point: conflict, metaphor, error CREAT-it case study Artists, scientists, techers create their own scrips and performances.

16 www.formascienza.org Thanks for your attention!

17 Festival Scienza 3 Il festival Scienza3 nasce con l’idea di promuovere i luoghi della scienza del Municipio Roma 3: Sapienza Università di Roma CNR ISS Policlinico Umberto I Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze … Nella settimana del festival, istituti e laboratori aprono le porte al pubblico, per creare un contatto con il territorio.

18 Open laboratories in the City

19 “edutainment” Note e Colori Entropia

20 Scientific nights Words and musice

21 Theatre and Science

22 Monsieur le Blanc Voci: Francesca Beggio e Francesco Colella Piano: Stefania Tallini Il reading narra la storia di Sophie Germain attraverso i testi originali dei carteggi che la donna fisico-matematico ha tenuto con i matematici della sua epoca sotto lo pseudonimo maschile “Monsieur le Blanc”.

23 Theater and science training Per adulti e ragazzi Artists, scientists, techers create their own scrips and performances. We start from IB scientific training and from a IB drama training

24 Minuetto astronomico Interactive show on ideas and visions

25 Forum - Theater Teatro partecipativo

26 Theater and Forum-theatre for kids Differenze di genere

27 Science Show Gli scienziati raccontano e si raccontano Alta moda, alta matematica con Isabeau Birindelli, matematica

28 Exposition Via alle scienziate! Science women on the street (…)


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