Problem-solving is one of the key skills for the 21st-century job market. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teaching rely on the left half of the brain and thus is logic driven. Artistic activities, which uses the right side of the brain fosters creative problem-solving. STEM education is necessary but it is not sufficient:
Youngsters need STEAM (Science, Arts, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education to get ready for their future.
iMuSciCA is a pioneering approach using music for fostering creativity and deeper learning, thereby setting new grounds in the European STEAM curricula.
Learn Sciences through creative and stimulating music activities
The iMuSciCA project develops a set of practical activities to give learners many opportunities as the wonderful exploration of different phenomena and laws of physics, geometry, mathematics and technology through creative music activities. It is based on cross-disciplinary educational approaches.
Encourage students to engage in exciting interactive music activities
The iMuSciCA workbench engages secondary school students in order to support proficiency in core academic STEM subjects - Physics, Geometry, Mathematics, and Technology, creativity development and deeper learning skills through music activities.
Benefit from original and innovative educational technologies
The iMuSciCA project addresses contemporary requirements in education and learning for new STEAM pedagogical methodologies and innovative educational technology tools by supporting active, discovery-based, personalized learning, by providing students and teachers with opportunities for collaboration, co-creation and collective knowledge building.
After being tested on December, the pilot tests have continued being tested in classes in Belgium, Greece and France on May. Students love it: “We learn while having fun. I have fun doing math even if my level is rather poor.”
iMuSciCA was presented by Cabrilog at the BETT Show, 24-27 January 2018, London. The BETT Show is a annual show for the education technology where school leaders and teachers come to discover new way of learning and new solutions. The BETT Show was the opportunity to organize a draw for teachers interested in STEAM solutions.
From 1st to 6th of July, iMuSciCA Summer School is offering teachers a “hands-on” training experience upon the iMuSciCA Workbench. The workbench is the place where students can perform STEAM related activities according to the iMuSciCA pedagogical framework. The iMuSciCA workbench also involves advanced music analysis and visualizations tools and includes a number of activity
The iMuSciCA pilot-test Between November 27 and December 1, 2017 , University College Leuven-Limbourg, Athena Research and Innovation Centre and Cabrilog visited three schools, in Greece, Belgium and France respectively to meet students and to make them test the various environments of iMuSciCA. The three pilot-test has been a great success. In total, 64 students were
The iMuSciCA project at CiCAUdeM Cabrilog presented the iMuSciCA project at CiCAUdeM in Colombia. This event represents the biggest gathering of Cabrilog community in the world and was organised by the University of Medellin. Colette Laborde from Cabrilog presented two workshops in front of a packed auditorium. Some teachers participating at the workshops requested
Athena’s team participated at the Greek Researchers’ Night events that took place on September 22, 2017 in Lavrion and on September 29, 2017 in Athens. They presented of the iMuSciCA interaction with virtual musical instruments using Kinect and Leap motion sensors and demonstrated the real-time beat tracking algorithm embedded on a NAO dancer.
iMuSciCA has been presented in the 82th Thessaloniki International Fair – HELEXPO (TIF) 10-19/09-2017. This is the most prominent innovation/industrial fair that takes place in Greece and the biggest event of its kind in the Balkan area, with emphasis on innovation in all production sectors. The event attracts a huge number of visitors from the academia,
Athena’s team participated at mind the lab event that took place on February 3, 2017 at the Doukisis Plakentias metro station. They presented of the iMuSciCA workbench real-time beat tracking algorithm embedded on a NAO dancer. (photos, videos) The algorithm was submitted to the IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2017 (video) performed in the top-third.
The iMuSciCA project presented at opening session of the Open Schools for Open Societies Conference 2016 on 4 November 2016 in Athens, Greece. The Open Schools for Open Societies Conference 2016 is organised by Ellinogermaniki Agogi, EDEN, and the Greek Institute for Education Policy.