Teaching With Mime
Date: 15 NOVEMBER
Time: 13:30 – 15:00
Open To: Teachers and Educators
Max Participants per Workshop: 30
What would your birthday celebration look like on the moon?
In this interactive workshop, learners experience the laws of physics firsthand by embodying different degrees of gravitational forces. The workshop begins with a short mime theater piece about space travel. Participants then learn both mime and physics to decipher and better understand the natural laws that govern our world. In the workshop, the underlying pedagogical foundations will be highlighted together with some practical tips for class.
The workshop was devised as a collaboration between the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and the Norwegian “SPACE-ME” project which aimed to increase children’s awareness of and engagement with space. It has since been conducted with school children, teachers, university students and artists in Norway, Israel, Iceland and Hungary.
Ran is a multidisciplinary educator who links between science and arts for the sake of education. He trained as a Chemical Engineer at the University of Cambridge. However, he soon left the engineering world and joined a dance company, after which, he trained in other performing arts. He uses his multidisciplinary background to form creative and motivating learning environments for students. Some of his projects include: producing educational plays on science and studying the learning outcomes of students watching these in schools and museums, teaching science through miming stories, designing the curriculum of an interdisciplinary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts) programme, and building a mobile, educational escape room for upper-secondary chemistry students. and He did his PhD in Science Education from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Mandel Scholars in Education program for distinguished PhD students in the field of education.
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