The Guindàvols Institute of Lleida starts a science and art project in collaboration with IRBLleida
With the title 'CiènciArt Ponent: ciència i art per a futurs i futures recercaires'
From the end of April until June, the students of 4th ESO of the Guindàvols Institute will carry out the project 'CiènciArt Ponent: ciència i art per a futurs i futures recercaires', a multidisciplinary educational project designed to combine the practical application of the scientific method with artistic creativity, coordinated by the Institute of Biomedical Research of Lleida (IRBLleida). The proposal, devised by the researcher Chira Rossi and the lecturer at the University of Lleida and researcher in the Metabolic Physiopathology group, Manel Portero, is part of the educational innovation programme "Recerca, creació i servei" of the Department of Education.
The educational project 'CiènciArt Ponent: ciència i art per a futurs i futures recercaires' combines the practical application of the scientific method with artistic creativity by promoting the exchange of ideas and teamwork. It is based on the realisation of an experience that shows how life and creativity are not incompatible with each other and the presentation to students of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) from a different perspective, and not necessarily as teachings with rigid mathematical principles that leave no room for the imagination. The two objectives of the project are:
- To facilitate the collaboration of scientific and artistic disciplines in an educational environment.
- To present science as an attractive field for the promotion of future scientific vocations.
The students will be divided into 7 working groups. Each of them will have a box to decorate and a research kit with the necessary material to carry out experiments. In addition to carrying out the experiments, the groups will also have to observe, make reports and share them with the rest of the community in a blog. At the end of the project, the groups will have to submit their research box, a blog post explaining their experiment and make a presentation of their experiment.
The Department of Education created the “Recerca, creació i servei" innovation programme in the 2021-2022 academic year for all 4th year ESO students. The programme promotes learning skills based on challenges arising from needs posed by organisations in the environment and which take the form of the development of cultural products and services. The pupils, over the course of several shifts, can choose the orientation of the project in which they are involved in order to build a personalised trajectory. Institut Guindàvols is the only centre in the Ponent area.
Text: Communication and Press IRBLleida
Manel Portero, lecturer at the UdL and researcher in the Metabolic Physiopathology group, explains the proposal to the students