Enhancing Learning Skills, Strengthening the Workforce
The Art of Science Learning project at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago seeks to spark innovation and creativity in education and the workplace by integrating arts-infused learning methods. MSI is one of only three Incubators for Innovation nationwide in this National Science Foundation-funded project that aims to change how people think about science education.
Over the course of a year starting in January 2014, a diverse group of scientists, artists, engineers, educators, business professionals, high school and college students, and community leaders will meet at the intersection of art, science, creativity. Utilizing a newly designed, arts-infused curriculum, participants will:
- Learn innovation skills applicable to any work setting.
- Practice creativity, collaboration and communication skills through the visual and performing arts.
- Work in cross-disciplinary teams to create STEM solutions to address the urban nutrition crisis in Chicago.
- Create new STEM learning programs inspired by the arts.
From January to December 2014, the program will include 14 to 18 workshop sessions and additional time working as innovation teams. Sessions will be held at the Museum of Science of Industry on Saturdays and will last between 4 and 7 hours. Overall, participants can expect to devote up to a total of 150 hours on the project. This program is tuition free, and all participants will receive certification as an innovation fellow as well as many other benefits.
Not only is The Art of Science Learning a unique opportunity to learn innovation and creativity from nationally recognized experts, but it is a chance for each participant to help change the way science, art, creativity and innovation come together to change the world.
If you have questions about The Art of Science Learning at the Museum of Science and Industry, please contact ArtofScienceLearning(at)msichicago.org.
A National Science Foundation-funded initiative.
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