Creative Science Drama Workshop and Creative Science Drama Competition
Creative drama is the use of drama to support learning by allowing the students to role play. In creative science drama, students are required to integrate scientific content and drama. Creative science drama is without-scripts; topic or context is given to the students, students have to write their scripts, decide the cast, act, and improvise their act (e.g., body language, scripts). The integration of creative drama into STEM education is a shift towards STEAM (Colucci-Gray et al., 2017).
- To promote the learning of science through creative drama and STEAM education.
- To encourage students’ creativity and innovation in delivering STEAM content.
Event participation fees: Free of charge (FOC) for participants
(1) Creative Science Drama Virtual Workshop
Content: This virtual workshop aims to provide a briefing on how to implement creative science drama.
Date: 2 October 2021, Saturday
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am (MYT)
Platform: Microsoft Teams (Team code: 6qack5v)
Speaker: Dr Ong Kiah Ju, UTAR Senior Lecturer
Target Audience: Teachers, educators, parents, university/college students and secondary school students
UTAR students are entitled to USSDC points.
Download the workshop slides here (Updated on 4 Oct 2021)
(2) Creative Science Drama Competition
- A = Primary school students (12 years old and below)
- B = Secondary school students (13 – 18 years old)
- C = Tertiary students (e.g. Matriculation, A-level, Form 6, pre-university (Foundation), college and university level or other equivalent)
- D = Open category (e.g. Family members, there is no age limit for participants, but at least one member must be in primary/secondary school)
- Science theories/concepts: creative science drama that expresses science theories, facts, or knowledge
- Science character: creative science drama that performs the life story of scientists
- Science history: creative science drama that performs prominent scientific milestones
- Science debate: creative science drama that performs social issues of science and technology
Participation & rules
- The performance should integrate scientific content and drama.
- This competition is open to teams from schools and families from Malaysian and overseas schools and learning institutions.
- No fees are charged for participation.
- Team size: maximum 10 persons per team, including backstage crew (teachers/adults/parents can assist as backstage crew. Backstage crew assist to place props, backstage crew is not allowed to perform skit as cast members).
- No limit to the number of teams from each school or institution.
- Participation form is to be submitted by each team.
- A team is allowed to participate in more than one category; however, the same storyline cannot be repeated.
- This competition takes the form of video submission.
- All contents in the video are certified original and belong to the participants.
- Verify that all team participants who are under 18 years old have permission from parents or legal guardians to take part in the competition.
- Maintain safe practices.
- Videos should run to maximum 10 minutes in duration.
- All entries must be completed in English.
- Entries must be suitable for display to a general audience with respect to language, visual content, presentation, themes discussed, and related issues.
- The sources for music, media, storyline, and any location shown in the performance must be properly credited and acknowledged.
- Videos should have no editing in between (must be in one take).
- Participants are encouraged to include English subtitles to their creative science drama.
- While the copyright for the video and its content is retained by the participant(s), entering the competition automatically provides KLESF the right to display the video online and/or in any public or private settings without restrictions.
Terms and Conditions
- The organiser reserves the right to verify the qualification and prize eligibility of each participant.
- The organiser reserves the right to disqualify participants, withdraw prizes or select new winners in the event:
(a) The participant or winner becomes non-eligible for any reason;
(b) The video submitted by the participant or winner becomes non-eligible for any reason;
(c) Winners must respond to organiser within 7 working days from receiving notification for identity verification and prize collection processing. After this period, the organiser will disqualify non-responding winners.
|Workshop:||2 October 2021|
|Call for video submission:||13 September – 23 October 2021|
|Due date for video submission:||23 October 2021 (Saturday, 5.30pm)|
|Judging period:||24 – 28 October 2021|
|e-Award ceremony:||31 October 2021 (Sunday)|
All submitted video entries must be in MP4 format and to be received by 23 October 2021 (Saturday, 5.30pm) via Google Form and
Submission Link: https://forms.gle/Nya4qtAKgtgRJ3tU7
Prize-Giving Ceremony on 31 October 2021:
The prizes for each category are as follows:
|Champion:||RM200 and e-Certificate of Award|
|1st Runner-up:||RM150 and e-Certificate of Award|
|2nd Runner-up:||RM100 and e-Certificate of Award|
|Merit:||e-Certificate of Award|
All participants of the qualifying entries will be awarded an e-Certificate of Participation.
UTAR students are entitled to USSDC points.
Zoom meeting details for e-Award ceremony on 31 October 2021 will be sent to participants by email.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 843 3523 4105
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Watch the participants’ videos : Playlist