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Paper: Cosmic Art: Artistic Expressions of the Universe in Science
Volume: 468, Engaging the Heavens: Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena V
Page: 49
Authors: Papacosta, P.
Abstract: Students in some of the science classes at Columbia College Chicago are encouraged to use their artistic talents to express their fascination with, understanding of, or sense of mystery about the cosmos. These creative expressions have numerous educational benefits that reinforce the learning process. Furthermore, this type of assignment often improves the students' attitude towards science, instilling in them a life-long interest for learning. These projects also break down barriers between the disciplines, particularly those of science and art. In this paper, I describe the pedagogy and benefits of the art/science partnership in my science classes with examples of student artworks that depict cosmic phenomena.
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