Write a Science Opera (WASO) is a creative professional development approach to creative, inquiry-based science education informed by the arts. Participants gain first-hand experience creating original educational performances directly related to and inspired by the science curriculum for students. The course is designed for science teachers; teachers of opera, music, drama and visual arts; and other stakeholders, such as headteachers, scientists, and policy-makers, wishing to expand their experience with cross-disciplinary educational settings. The focus of the training in August 2014 will be on the science curriculum of pupils aged 10-14.

Dates: 3 August (arrival, afternoon) – 9 August (departure, morning)

Place: Stord Haugesund University College (campus Stord), Norway www.hsh.no

Course costs: registration fee of 400 NOK (appr. 45 EUR)

Travel and accommodation costs: not included – educators from Europe (apart from Norway) are eligible for EU mobility funding, with the application deadline of 17 March 2014 at 12 pm CET (midday Brussels time). More information on the mobility funds and National Agencies providing these: http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/school/staff_en.htm

Formal course qualification: European participants will receive 10 ECTS granted by Stord Haugesund University College’s Faculty of Teacher and Cultural Education (ALK); all participants who successfully deliver the final assignments online (video documentation of the applicant’s own project after the course; written reflection about the process) will receive a diploma (bachelor-level) signed by the course arrangers (CREAT-IT Comenius project)

More information: http://prosjektsider.hsh.no/waso/the-training-course/

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