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About The Event
Science ex Machina – Teaching Science Through Comic Books
Education is changing in many countries, and experiences of pedagogic innovation are increasingly in demand in the market. However, it is not always easy to find ways to transfer higher academic knowledge into engaging materials that can be effectively used by teachers and pupils in primary and secondary education settings, particularly using language that is familiar to younger audiences.
In this talk Txuss Martin and Marina Casadellà introduce us to Science ex Machina, a collection of comic books in paper and digital formats devoted to scientific topics. Each volume presents a subject using a fictional story based on real research, each book also offers further content and learning activities to be developed in the classroom.
The initiative, funded by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, launches with a first series of comic books devoted to the study of language, focusing particularly on topics based on interdisciplinary studies such like animal communication, language evolution, language acquisition, language diversity, writing systems, and artificial intelligence.
This session will be held in KW003, University of Greenwich, King William Court, Old Royal Naval College. The event is free to attend but please make sure that you register for your free ticket.