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Ah-hA! Arts and Learning in Health and Science

ORTUS Learning and Events Centre, London

8 Jun ah-ha-main Part of the Arts in Mind Festival

There is growing activity in research and learning at the interface between arts, health and science. Art-science collaboration projects typically argue for the benefits of art in supporting learning environments and motivation, and for harnessing students’ creativity as an instructional tool. However, very little is known about the mechanisms through which art promotes learning, or indeed about how effective collaboration and creation happen when art meets science.

This half day workshop will include presentations and activities to explore recent education and art projects as part of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) “Arts in Mind” festival at King’s College London (4-10 June). It will offer an opportunity to consider the potential benefits of arts for university education in science and health, and will seek to identify and understand the different elements, processes and mechanisms that can make art-science initiatives effective in promoting learning. It is supported by the King's Academy and the IoPPN.

The workshop is free to attend although spaces are limited. It will be of particular interest to artists, scientists, and science educators. The workshop will include presentations from some of our Arts in Mind Education exhibitors, experts in the field, and interactive activities designed to illuminate understanding of arts-science and arts-health collaboration and learning. We are keen to encourage attendance from students and early career researchers and very much welcome visitors from outside of King's. Lunch is not provided, but the workshop will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to view exhibits forming part of the festival.


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