Calling all primary school science teachers!
Would you like to help bring art together with some cutting-edge science to create an exciting workshop for your pupils?
Then you are very welcome to come to the first SAW Training Workshop
Where: School of Biological Sciences, King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh
When: Wednesday 20th April, 9.30 am – 3.30pm
Interested teachers can come along for the entire day or just at the end to have a chat and see what ideas have been generated. It is therefore most suited to teachers in Edinburgh City and the Lothians.
Most importantly, the teacher must be happy to run the activity in their school when it is fully developed.
Edinburgh University will pay for materials and the costs of the artists and writers.
This is the first time that this event has been run at the University and they would love you to help get it off to a good start.
Since 2005, the Science Art and Writing (SAW) Trust has been bringing people together from science and the arts to work collaboratively designing and delivering high quality outreach projects, which have been particularly well received in schools (see www.sawtrust.org ). It also builds interdisciplinary understanding, synergies and innovation for the individuals that participate. SAW offers a range of training packages to enable use of the initiative through higher education institutes and their communities, creating a national network of SAW practitioners.
A SAW Training workshop gives a hands-on introduction to the SAW philosophy and extends learning into practice by creating teams of participants to work together in their own time to design a novel Science Art and Writing project that communicates scientific research. Course materials and a project checklist will help teams through the process and ensure they maximise the impacts of their achievements. Participation in a SAW initiative builds on a range of transferable skills, including communication, project design and team management. It also provides first-hand experience of designing and delivering workshops in schools.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Liz Fletcher on 0131 650 7292 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.