PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 390 - 40th International Conference on High Energy physics (ICHEP2020) - Parallel: Education and Outreach
Cultural Collisions, a cross disciplinary science education format
M. Hoch
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Abstract
“Cultural Collisions” is a cross-disciplinary science and art engagement and networking program with special emphasis on educational methodologies. It is designed to trigger curiosity, creativity, and foster critical thinking in school students to help them overcome the scientific and technological challenges of the 21st century.

The Cultural Collisions format has been implemented and tested in several European countries - Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Montenegro and recently in the Czech Republic. During ICHEP2020 the final student artworks of Cultural Collisions Czech will be presented. Furthermore, it was the key component of a research project sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Education, Canada, which assessed the educational impact on participating students. In the presentation, cross-disciplinary methodologies will be discussed and results will be presented. The evaluation shows that the programme demonstrated its capacity to increase motivation and interest in science via creative science engagement and increased the educational outcome.

The format was developed and evaluated within the EU funded project CREATIONS, the CMS experiment at CERN and recently by the ORIGIN collaboration. ORIGIN is a cooperation of scientific collaborations working on the secrets of the origin of the universe in the fields of particle physics, gravitational waves, neutrino physics, cosmology and astrophysics, which supports interdisciplinary science engagement.
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