EXPLORE+ is a 2-year educational project (01/06/2021 – 31/05/2023) that will create a new methodology for school educators and cultural pedagogues to jointly develop transdisciplinary and creative learning interventions. These interventions take the form of multimedia exhibitions and participatory cultural programmes. Targeting young students and citizens, the methodology activates inherent curiosity and creativity and makes use of exercises of scientific exploration, collective co-creation and creative expression to develop new skills related to STEAM, creativity, critical thinking, social learning, and learning-to-learn. The main aim is to establish an original and innovative work methodology that equips young people to come up with own creative solutions to societal challenges related to science denial, disinformation or other anti-intellectualism issues that trouble European communities.
EXPLORE+ consortium gathers a group of educational centres, schools, musea, science centres and municipalities with the objective to pilot mutually-beneficial cooperation models between school, cultural spaces and civil society to
- innovate formal learning processes via "creative exploration" pedagogies that foster transdisciplinary teaching in cultural and social contexts
- equip students with creativity and STEAM skills that empower them to become innovators
- consolidate pedagogic tools and methods that equip a community of educators and cultural pedagogues across Europe to cooperate with each other and build partnerships between education, culture and wider society for sustainable development and active citizenship purposes.
EXPLORE+ engages 150 students and 80 educators/cultural pedagogues as participants an co-creators in the development of its methodology and activities, that include 3 peer-learning sessions and study visits, 3 interdisciplinary exhibitions, and 3 public science fairs including 3 info sessions about the EXPLORE+ methodology, toolkit and MOOC course.
All project members come from cities who have been, are or will be European Capitals of Culture.
Full project title: Creative exploration of curiosity for innovative transdisciplinary, STEAM and social learning
Project identification: 2020-1-DE03-KA227-SCH-093721
Projekt No.: VG-227-IN-SN-20-24-093721