Yearly International Seminar on La main a la pate in France


The French Academie des sciences organizes every year, in collaboration with the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, an international seminar on science and technology education in school.
In 2012, the seminar will take place in Sèvres, near Paris, on June 4-8.

In 2010 and 2011, the event took place at the International Centre for Educational Studies (CIEP) in Sèvres, near Paris. The seminar addresses inquiry-based science education issues, strategies for innovation in educational practices and strategies for generalization into educational systems, and is supported by the Directorate for Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Directorate for European and International Affairs and Cooperation of the Ministry of Education.

These meetings are aimed at 50 trainers and decision-makers of foreign educational systems (outside Europe), wishing to get acquainted with the methods and the tools developed in France. The objective is to support them in the renewal of science education and the implementation of an inquiry-based approach in class in their country. 

For information, see: www.lamap.fr/seminaire.
Contact person: Xavier Person: xavier.person@fondation-lamap.org

Teaching resources for South-East Asia.
Resource materials for teaching science in school have also been produced by La main à la pâte in the French Academie des sciences in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia with the aim of promoting and disseminating the inquiry-based science education programme to countries in the Southeast Asian region.  The document is available for download in French or English at: www.inrp.fr/lamap/index.php?Page_Id=1179


Xavier Person