One but Not the Same: Non-Science Art in Science Education

Date: 
Saturday, January 7, 2023
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Report
Environment Type: 
Conferences, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Education and learning science
Access and Inclusion: 
Ethnic/Racial
Black/African American Communities
Organization:
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Concord Consortium, University of Arizona, IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education & Society, London, Arts Practica, Brandeis University, Indiana University School of Nursing, University of Otago, New Zealand, Department of Psychology, Rockford University, People Experience and Technology, Amazon
Description: 

This white paper describes outcomes from a conference about using non-science art in science education. Art and science are often combined for entertainment, education (STEAM) and inspirational value. However, in almost all cases the art is science-themed (scientific visualizations, science-inspired art, art about scientific topics, etc.). This conference asks the question “what about art for arts-sake?”. That is, what is the impact of non-scientific art in science education? Can non-science themed art be used to broaden perspectives about science? Can it cue people to think about science more and differently? The conference, held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago with support from the National Science Foundation, assembled artists, art educators, education researchers and scientists to discuss the potential of these topics and ways to study them.

Project Website:
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
1939342
Citation
DOI:
10.35542/osf.io/qghjv

Team Members

Aaron PriceAuthor
Hee-Sun LeeHee-Sun LeeAuthor
Amber ColemanAmber ColemanAuthor
Jennifer DeWittJennifer DeWittAuthor
Alexa MillerAlexa MillerAuthor
Meg Moorman Meg Moorman Author
Jeffrey SmithJeffrey SmithAuthor
Christian SteciuchChristian SteciuchAuthor
Ann TannerAnn TannerAuthor

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