is an innovative approach to learning, tailored to foster autonomy, conceptual precision and creative imagination.
Approach: Children seek answers to basic questions in selected fields of science: physics and mathematics, biology, economics.
With the support of a mentor, they cruise through a mental landscape where they encounter key issues and key concepts of chosen areas. They get to know and explore them from different angles. Without haste, precisely, playfully and with a lot of space for creative imagination. Through drawing and sculpting, enhanced by examples from the History of Art, and through much debate, they perceive their affinities and differences and create mental maps of their own. Some large for a notebook, others for half a classroom. Individually and in a group.
The approach combines the analytical with the intuitive and the manual dexterity with the mental. This allows for clear, multi-faceted insights and the creation of enduring thinking tools. So that children can orientate themselves more independently and imaginatively in their further explorations in the landscapes of science and technology.
Science through Art by sections:
Through space we move and we live in it. But space we also imagine. What is the difference between experiencing space directly and its notion?
How are satellite navigation applications (eg Google maps) and 3D computer modeling related to Mercator's 16th century map and to Renaissance paintings from the 15th century?
On the way to finding answers to these questions we encounter axioms of geometry set by the ancient Greek Euclid, the adventures of sailors who 500 years ago sailed away from the shores, into the vast unknown oceans, and Renaissance masters obsessed with geometric precision.
We work simultaneously with the brain and hands: we observe, draw, research and solve mathematical problems.
A part of the exhibition Phase Transition (1) were also workshops for five primary school classes in the Miklova hiša Gallery. The workshops aimed to introduce children to the key ideas and concepts of the Phase Transition through play and discussion.
Number of pieces of paper put into the basket by three groups of children in 60 seconds:
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