Innovasjon og kreativ tenking er nødvendig spesielt i den nåværende tidsalder - "business as vanlig" har ført oss til randen. ISCOPE-prosjektet tok sikte på å integrere kunstens emosjonelle engasjement med vitenskapens nysgjerrighet for å få en verifiserbar pakke med metoder for å stimulere engasjement i vitenskap på alle utdanningsnivåer. Innovative måter å undervise biologi på universitetet og å nå ungdomsskoler over hele verden ga oss 5 globale vitenskapsoperaer live på nettet (Skylight, Ghost Particles, Moon Village, One Ocean and Gravity) samt en ny rockeopera "Fish to Mars" nå i sin fjerde iterasjon og basert på ekte vitenskap. Deltakerne og publikum har nummerert i de tusenvis. Ledsagende nettsteder inneholder mer informasjon og ideer for de nysgjerrige (Globalscienceopera.com; https://fish2mars.w.uib.no/;handsonuniverse.org). Denne innsatsen har blitt kritisk evaluert av eksperter på læring og ytelse og peker på viktigheten av tilbakemeldingsmekanismer mellom studenter, lærere, assistenter og spesielt administratorer for å skape et miljø med ekte utforskning med konsekvenser for den virkelige verden.
The ISCOPE project's original goals were to integrate and evaluate innovative arts and sciences practices to improve science communication on the oceans where UiBergen excels (ISCOPE = integrating sciences of oceans, physics and education).
The most valuable aspects of the university course were the Ethical Role Play (about global salmon farming); the critical reading of scientific publications using the validated "Bullshit detector"; and the field work regarding water quality for drinking and bathing in the local municipality. It was also stated that "The findings point clearly to the fact that the majority of students do not receive sufficient training in communication and presentation skills prior to this course."
Six original science operas were evaluated: Fish to Mars, Skylight, Moon Village, Ghost Particle, One Ocean, Gravity. Our audiences have totaled in the thousands. Stories have featured on BBC news, social media, local and international media and institutional programs.
i-SCOPE will provide a solid foundation to build a sustainable Norwegian world-class excellence in approaches to global ocean research needs. This proposal brings together world-class expertise in science and education (UCalifornia Berkeley UCB, and Concordia Univ Conc) with innovative educational milieu in Norway (UiB marine sciences at BIO, bioCEED Center of Excellence and Univ College of Stord and Haugesund HSH). The work in iSCOPE will focus exchanges and research around two innovative activities in science and communication: the Skylight global Project with the Global Hands On Universe(HSH, UCB) and the large BIO300 course with the Center of Excellence BioCEED (BIO, HSH, Conc). Both focal points are active, funded and in constant development using innovative methodologies (digital and analogue, pedagogic and scientific). The SkyLight Work Package (HSH, UCB) will realize the participation of USA and Canadian Masters and PhD students as the central body dedicated to linking research and education in this science communication event which is coordinated in Norway. Successful strategies identified in Skylight and the Global Hands On Universe Project (UCB)will be applied and evaluated in the BIO300 Work Package (UiB), a constantly-evolving, national prize-winning, flagship course of UiB with clear social impact. In the final year, these identified excellent strategies will be implemented in other grad courses, evaluated using quantitative methods established at UConc (Canada) and selected for further diversification in graduate courses of aquatic biology. The iSCOPE Project will also hold annual seminars, workshops, joint supervision of students and PhDs, and further strengthen their ongoing partnerships. iSCOPE will identify bottlenecks to the creation and Application of a suite of verifiably effective, innovative science pedagogies to stimulate world-class intellectual inquiry and identify bottlenecks for Norway to become a leader in the impact that marine biological research offers the global community.
INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research