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Climate change, overdevelopment, loss of green spaces are challenges that our society needs to overcome. Co-creation between sectors is essential to find opportunities to face these challenges.  Key to addressing them is bringing diverse groups of differently knowledgeable people together and developing their creativity skills and mindset to implement positive change in their own communities.

Education is vital in driving social impact : by fostering transdisciplinary collaborations with local communities and with the private/public sector, and by experimenting artistic approaches to engage society in activism and democratic participation.

Do you work in education, research, or in the artistic and entrepreneurial sectors?

The SciCultureD’s Final Conference that will delve into these topics by bringing together educators, artists, researchers, public engagers and entrepreneurs to explore how  collaboration between sectors and creative approaches in university education can drive sustainable development and positive impact in society. Revolving around the theme of “Embedding transdisciplinary approaches to education focused on social impacts in Universities”, this event will finalise four years of the Erasmus+ funded project SciCultureD and the work of the partner organisations University of Malta, city2science (Germany), HVL (Norway) and ScienceView (Greece).

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On Tuesday 29th October 2024, project partners, SciCultureD ambassadors and invited keynote speakers will share and discuss the achievements and contributions of the projects to emerging approaches within Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Focus will be on: artistic embodied approaches, social entrepreneurship and embedding transdisciplinary socially-focussed approaches to university curricula and structures through work with communities.

Objectives

Network
To provide a platform for a network of practitioners and students working with transdisciplinary and artistic approaches in tertiary education focused on helping addressing global challenges such as climate change, sustainable development and justice.
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Collaboration
To engage participants with SciCultureD and ERASMUS+ values encouraging collaborative approaches between sectors and people, lifelong learning, personal development of people in education, European identity and inclusivity, and active citizenship to drive innovation and cohesion.
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Alumni
To provide an opportunity for alumni to share and critically engage in discussions promoting transdisciplinary approaches in Higher-Education Institutes for social impacts, and to establish future collaborations with diverse stakeholders and community members.
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Conferences focusses

Harnessing the potential of Artistic Embodied Approaches

Navigating the need to explore the nuances of the interaction between the sciences, the arts and their inherent creativity to better understand their potential within teaching and learning.
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Social Entrepreneurship

Emphasising social entrepreneurship in university curricula and CPDs encourages the integration of diverse fields of study, promoting a comprehensive understanding of complex societal problems and the collaborative efforts required to solve them.
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Embedding transdisciplinary and socially-focused approaches to university education and structures

Exploring how university education and structures can be adapted to equip students with transdisciplinary competencies, including knowledge co-creation and collaborative skills to enable social impact.
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Focus 1: Harnessing the potential of Artistic Embodied Approaches

  • How do we harness the full potential of the arts?
  • How does creativity manifest differently between the sciences and the arts and how do we better work with these to harness their full potential?
  • How can we better understand the role of embodiment and materiality in disciplines?

SciCultureD explored how artistic approaches promote creative thinking processes, problem-solving, and innovation alongside the sciences and entrepreneurship.

In front of complex societal challenges, the arts bring a unique combination of factors to the thinking process, such as aesthetic understanding, cultural awareness, embodiment, and artistic creativity.

The Conference will discuss the nuances of the interaction between the sciences, the arts and their inherent creativity and how we can better understand their potential within teaching and learning.

 

Focus 2: Social entrepreneurship

  • How can we integrate social entrepreneurship in University and training curricula?
  • What is the impact of social entrepreneurship on learners? 

 By fostering a culture of social entrepreneurship within higher education institutions, students are cultivated to be not only knowledgeable across various disciplines but also driven by a commitment to social good. This holistic approach equips future generations with the skills to develop sustainable solutions that bridge gaps between sectors and address the root causes of social issues. 

The conference will bring forward this discussion to emphasize how social entrepreneurship in university curricula and CPDs encourages the integration of diverse fields of study, promoting a comprehensive understanding of complex societal problems and the collaborative efforts required to solve them. 

Focus 3: Embedding transdisciplinary and socially-focused approaches to university education and structures

  • What is transdisciplinary education?
  • What impact can it have on society?
  • How can we embed it in Higher Education curricula and structures?

Highly complex challenges affecting society – climate change, social injustice, and so on –  are impossible to address using a single disciplinary approach. They require collaborative strategies between social, scientific, artistic and technological interventions – made possible, in part, through transdisciplinary approaches in higher education.

Drawing on the experience of three intensive courses and research, the SciCultureD conference subtheme 3 will discuss and explore how university education and structures can be adapted to equip students with transdisciplinary competencies, including knowledge co-creation and collaborative skills to enable social impact.

Arts exhibition

The ‘CONNECT – Communities for Change exhibition’ includes works of various art forms, and enhances the SciCultureD project’s effort to drive positive change and impact the wider community. 

The exhibit, curated by Hans Mark Svedal, music lecturer at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, will bring forward artworks in the context of local communities, with the expressed aim to encourage reflection on EU society and its environment to instigate critical thinking and dialogue. To achieve this, the SciCultureD project will support a wide community of professional and up-and-coming artists, of different ages, cultural backgrounds and choices of expression.

The exhibit will be inaugurated during the SciCultureD conference on October 29 2024 in Malta, and the artworks will be expounded until November. 

Venue

The Valletta Campus, commonly referred to as the Old University building was originally built at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a Jesuit College and Residence. Huddled between St. Paul, St Christopher, Merchants and Archbishop streets, this historical building lies in the heart of Valletta.

Location:  St Paul Street. Valletta VLT 1216. Malta
Tel: +356 2340 7500.

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