Rick Hall

Fellow’s Profile

Rick Hall

Developing practical opportunities for children's curiosity to flourish and grow

Fellowship

Focus

Encouraging and engaging children's curiosity through creative STEM education

Fellowship year

2016

Locality

East Midlands

Biography

I'm a Churchill Fellow from 2016, when I travelled to India and South Korea to research creative approaches to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning. I continue my writing and volunteering for Nottingham education charity Ignite!, which I founded in 2003. My Fellowship included observations and conclusions drawn from my journeys in Asia but also time spent in Finland and Ghana, where I introduced a school-based science lab (Lab_13) where the topics for investigation are determined by the curiosity of children. I continue to explore what learning can be stimulated, generated and inspired when curiosity, creativity and community coincide, and I have written two books of essays in what I plan to be a series: The A-Z of Creativity and The A-Z of Curiosity (the latter while I was a writer in residence in Koli, Finland in October 2019). As a result of my Fellowship I have continued to promote opportunities for creative STEM learning notably through Ignite! projects, and the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity. I am especially interested in ways of introducing STEM concepts to infants through their innate curiosity and appetite for play. I draw on my Fellowship as constant motivation.

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Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.