Conference Programme

Conference Programme

The final programme will be announced here at the end of November. You will be also able to see the programme in a flip book and/or download it in pdf format here

All the times will be in Central European Time (CET)

14:00 - 14:10


  • Assoc. Prof. Oded Ben Horin, HVL
  • Menelaos Sotiriou, Science View
  • Assoc. Prof. Janne Iren Robberstad, HVL

14:10 - 14:35

Keynote Speech

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Oded Ben Horin

Dr Laura Colucci-Gray

STEAM on the rise: troubling knowledge and laying paths for sustainable futures

14:35 - 15:35

Oral Presentations – Chair: Assoc. Prof. Oded Ben Horin

14:35 – 14:55: Blakou Theodora, Med in TEFL. Inquiry-based learning in STEAM classrooms: a case study with primary school students

14:55 – 15:15: Assoc. Prof. Oded Ben Horin, HVL. The NEXT STEP  in STEAM Education

15:15 – 15:35: Menelaos Sotiriou, Science View. Engagement interdisciplinary approaches in STEAM: The STEAM IDEAS’ Square

15:35 - 15:50


15:50 - 19:20

NEXT STEP Workshop

(coffee breaks in-between)

Organized by the NEXT STEP Project, Moderated by Oded Ben Horin, HVL & Menelaos Sotiriou, Science View

For more info see here

19:20 - 19:30

Closing of 1st Day

14:00 - 14:05


By Oded Ben Horin

14:05 - 14:30

Keynote Speech

Chair: Menelaos Sotiriou

Jean-François Réveillard

Metaverse, application demonstration and features

14:30 - 15:30

Oral Presentations – Chair: Menelaos Sotiriou

14:30 – 14:50: Federico Di Giacomo, Maura Sandri, INAF. Educational activities with Arduino to learn about astronomy

14:50 – 15:10: Assoc. Prof. Oded Ben-Horin and Alex Ruthmann, HVL. Towards the Global Classroom

15:10 – 15:30: Dr. Dimitrios J. Sotiropoulos, Science View. Videogames in Education: The case of Gaming4Skills European project

15:30 - 15:40

Coffee Break

15:40 - 16:20


Vassilios Spathopoulos, Glasgow International College

An online platform for using ancient travelers to motivate pupils in astronomy

16:20 - 17:00

17:00 - 17:40

Oral Presentations – Chair: Valentina Tudisca

17:00 – 17:20: Menelaos Sotiriou & Dr. Dimitrios J. Sotiropoulos, Science View. Developing a Self-Reflection Tool to assess Schools’ STEAM status

17:20 – 17:40: Domenico Bracciodieta IISS Leonardo da Vinci – Cassano delle Murge & Anthony Green Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria – UNIBA. When Science Meets the Arts

17:40 - 17:50

Coffee Break

17:50 - 19:30

Oral Presentations – Chair: Petros Stergiopoulos

17:50 – 18:10: Francesco Scarel, SISSA, PHONOSYNTHESIS – Music from Alien Species

18:10 – 18:30: Ben Lamb O’Sullivan, DkIT , DIY Interfaces in Creative Practice

18:30 – 18:50: Giedre Straksiene & Assoc. Prof. Oded Ben-Horin, HVL, The role of art in the Global Science Opera: digging deeper in voices of art educators

18:50 – 19:10: Kelly, B. G., Kearney, D., Price, R. and Commins, A., DkIT, Undergraduate STEAM internships: using interdisciplinary teams to develop creative ways to communicate science

19:10 – 19:30: Karen Aylín Cervantes Rodríguez, Colectivo Cacomixtle. UNAM, Opera vs. Covid-19

19:30 - 19:35

Closing of the 2nd Day

19:35 - 19:50

Social Event – Video

Let there be light! (Y se hizo la luz!)

A film produced by Colectivo Cacomixtle

14:00 - 14:05


By Magdalena From Delis

14:05 - 14:30

Keynote Speech

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Janne Iren Robberstad

Dr. Tanja Beer

Ecoscenography: an introduction of ecological design for performance

14:30 - 15:10

Oral Presentations – Chair: Assoc. Prof. Janne Iren Robberstad

14:30 – 14:50: Assoc. Prof. Randi Veiteberg Kvellestad, Oslo Metropolitan University, Embroidery through interaction with science and opera

14:50 – 15:10: Marlen Krybelsrud & Raquel Sanz, Oslo Metropolitan University, Nature as Canvas in Embroidery

15:10 - 15:20

Coffee Break

15:20 - 16:00

Oral Presentations – Chair: Assoc. Prof. Janne Iren Robberstad

15:20 – 15:40: Dr. Kristina Xiao Liang, University of Bergen, The Human Brain

15:40 – 16:00: Prof. Magne Espeland, HVL, Creative matter- what kind of educational focus could such a concept offer?  

16:00 - 17:50

GSO4SCHOOL Workshop (coffee breaks in-between)

See more

17:50 - 18:10

Oral Presentation – Chair: Assoc. Prof. Janne Iren Robberstad

17:50 – 18:10: Runa Godø Sæther, Teacher, Writing rap in the classroom

18:10 - 18:25

Coffee Break

18:25 - 19:05


Runa Godø Sæther & Steinar Lund, Teachers

Writing rap in the classroom

19:05 - 19:20

Closing Ceremony

Assoc. Prof. Oded Ben Horin, HVL

Menelaos Sotiriou, Science View

Assoc. Prof. Janne Iren Robberstad, HVL

Video Sessions

Let there be light! (Y se hizo la luz!)

By Colectivo Cacomixtle, Mexico


Frida Tovar – Screenwriter

Karina Hernández – Geoscientist assessor

Diana Viguri – Scenic director

Aylín Cervantes – Producer

Jochebed Quiroz – Art designer

Guillermo Basoco – Video editor


Sabina Chávez “La bruja de la ópera” – Actress/ God

Libertad Romero – Actress/ Fire-eater

Aylín Cervantes – Actress/ Voice over

If a flare falls in the middle of the forest and no one sees it, did it really set the forest on fire?

In this play, a 15-year-old girl (quinceañera) and God, recall the moment when they both witnessed one of the largest forest fires in the country at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacán.

Since in Mexico the monarch butterfly symbolizes death and resurrection, this version of the play is set during the “Día de Muertos” festivities. It is during these days, that we remember that no matter how painful it may be, death is a new way of preserving memory and a call to transformation.

Because change is the only certainty and the only constant.

In Mexico and the world, forest fires are one of the main causes of annual deforestation; whether intentional (to get rid of protected areas), accidental, or even derived from pyromania and the celebration of traditional festivities.  The monarch butterfly sanctuary in Michoacán is now a protected area that, along with its environmentalists and protectors, is under constant threat from fires and organized crime.

This work is dedicated to Homero Gómez, activist and passionate defender of the monarch butterfly, murdered at the hands of the narco-state.