The Tableau ST Project: Inspiring Francophone Teachers with Effective Science Practices
Keywords:Science and technology education, Best practices, Inquiry-based teaching, French teaching resources, Ontario, Quebec, Canada and Francophonie.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded Tableau ST project involved two years of collaborative fieldwork with 19 francophone teachers and resulted in a repertoire of 53 effective science lessons and projects. To disseminate these resources, we designed an innovative, free-access website (http://www.tableaust.ca) that provides ready-to-use lessons to elementary francophone teachers seeking to improve their teaching. For teachers, the website offers valuable and empowering tools to educate the science-literate citizens of the future. For scholars, the project, inspired by the Heart-Hands-Head model, sheds new light on the definition of what constitutes effective science-teaching practices. The collaboration with the teachers has also led to identifying three new criteria for effective practices.
Le projet Tableau ST, relié au site http://www.tableaust.ca, est né d’une recherche participative qui a réuni chercheures et enseignants francophones pendant 2 ans, dans le but de disséminer plus d’une cinquantaine de pratiques gagnantes en sciences à l’élémentaire. Plusieurs critères contribuent à identifier les pratiques efficaces et parmi eux, l’apprentissage actif, le questionnement et le partage et la confrontation des preuves témoignent de la réflexivité des enseignants sur leurs pratiques en classe. Les critères gagnants agencés selon le modèle conceptuel Cœur-Mains-Tête pourront éventuellement servir à guider la pratique enseignante, mais aussi la formation des enseignants en didactique des sciences.
Elementary science and technology education; Effective science teaching; Tableau ST; Canada and Francophonie.
Enseignement des sciences et technologies à l’élémentaire; Pratiques gagnantes en sciences; Tableau ST; Canada et Francophonie.
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