Summer School

The CASE Summer School 2020 (Marathon, 28/6 – 03/7) has been suspended due to the restrictions imposed and the ongoing public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

The CASE team remains committed to contributing to the teachers’ and educators’ professional development and is exploring alternative options. Stay tuned for updates; they will be announced here soon.


“The CASE Summer School is a 5-day intensive course that introduces case studies for creative science inquiry for primary schools, namely Learning Science Through Theater, Learning Science Through Puppetry and Learning Science Through Digital Narratives & Storytelling”

CASE summer school elaborates a methodology that regards teachers as agents of change. It aims to empower their profession with skills and competencies that will enable them to widen their teaching capabilities by incorporating creativity and art in science education.

The scope is to motivate participants to become aware of specific opportunities in their own practice and the need to make necessary improvements aligned to the guidelines of Europe for the future of science education.

Contents and outline

Enhancing teacher skills, strengthening their ability to motivate innovation and creativity is crucial. It is precisely the enrichment of the creative elements in Inquiry Based Science Education as an integral part of such a system, based on a wealth of existing European knowledge, which is the cornerstone of the CASE summer school.

The CASE summer school is the collective construct of case studies for creative science inquiry for primary schools, namely:

  1. Learning Science Through Theater: In this case teachers and students will be involved in the development of short or long performances that will have a scientific theme (physics, mathematics, environment etc.). In the specific case guidelines will be produced for the teachers to be used in training workshops but also to guide them in implementing this case within their classroom.
  2. Learning Science Through Puppetry: Every activity starts with a story, acted out by hand puppets to awaken children’s curiosity, motivating them to go on to discover and create using real materials from the world around them. The teachers and students should follow their story and develop relevant activities that could be enriched with relevant music/lyrics.
  3. Learning Science Through Digital Narratives & Storytelling:
  • Slowmation: Through the activities of this case, pupils (with the guidance of their teachers) produce their own “slowmation films” about science, and may thus contribute to the teaching and learning of science and of the nature of science.
  • Digital Storytelling: It will introduce students in a progressive exploration of the different technologies that can be accommodated from the provided system, from simple text and video uploading to advanced augmentations of students’ artifacts

Who can participate

CASE Summer School is open to all motivated teachers, early stage researchers, artists as well as science communicators that are working with primary schools.

The Summer School will increase the skills and competences to those that are interested to work with primary school students or are primary school teachers already.


No previous experience is required, rather than a need for high expectations, a shared sense of purpose, and above all, a collective belief in the common ability to make a difference to the education of the children you serve.

Work goals

  • Understanding of specific best practices, through training and demonstration of them in authentic settings
  • Participation in numerous activities and training on the project’s methodology of employing Creative Science Agents
  • Review and training on the utilization of the (web) tools of the project

Afterwards, participants will elaborate activities in schools by utilizing the project’s elements and with students, they will be able to develop their own projects.


CASE Summer School 2020 Programme

The final programme will be published by the end of May 2020.

You can download the programme of 2019 Summer School for your reference in .pdf format here.