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March 19, 2018 – 10:07 am | 2 Comments | 453 views

Alors qu’un jour, des collègues et moi, tous conseillers pédagogiques en intégration des TIC (technologies de l’information et de la communication), étions animés d’un grand enthousiasme lors d’une rencontre, j’ai lancé une question dont les …

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Sphere of Influence: The role of Science and Technology consultants

January 11, 2018 – 1:43 pm | One Comment | 426 views

Science teaching is a demanding and rapidly changing profession. Our many dedicated Science and Technology teachers work hard to prepare meaningful lessons and develop activities to promote student understanding of the scientific method and the …

Gaspé Makes: STEAM challenges at Eastern Shores School Board

May 3, 2017 – 11:57 am | One Comment | 866 views

In early April, a LEARN team composed of Chris Colley and Christine Truesdale visited three schools in the Gaspé to work with students and teachers on the Makerspace idea with our Open Creative Space model. …

Getting Started with Makerspaces: LEARN’s STEAM challenges

April 5, 2017 – 2:33 pm | 4 Comments | 1,059 views

At LEARN we’ve been reflecting on how best to increase student engagement in school, as it has been closely linked with academic achievement and students’ perceptions of their ability to succeed. One of our initiatives …

Myth busting – Teaching to discriminate fake science from real science

February 16, 2017 – 10:08 am | 13 Comments | 1,201 views

When I was a teenager I remember my mother, herself a research scientist at the time, advising me that it was not how much science you knew that was important. Rather it was how to …

Productive Failure in Science Learning

November 22, 2016 – 5:14 pm | 6 Comments | 3,150 views

Has this ever happened to you? Some time ago I was putting together a bathroom cabinet kit following the Ikea instructions as carefully as I could. When I was close to completion, having struggled and …

Science Misconceptions: A new look on conceptual change

October 25, 2016 – 3:04 pm | One Comment | 1,547 views

This is a guest post by Guillaume Malenfant-Robichaud and Patrice Potvin from the Équipe de recherche en éducation scientifique et technologique [ÉREST] at UQAM.
It is well known by science educators that students come to school riddled with …

Effective Science Teaching: A Tale of Two Teachers

March 9, 2016 – 3:19 pm | 7 Comments | 1,706 views

Over many years of teaching science myself and working with science teachers, I have come across many great teachers who guided their students to be successful learners and often inspired them to become scientists themselves. …

Applied Science and Technology – An idea whose time has come

January 26, 2016 – 2:23 pm | 9 Comments | 2,006 views

A few years ago I had the pleasure of observing Secondary 4 (Grade 10) classes in the Montreal area as part of my PhD research into the implementation of a then new and different program …

Science Misconceptions – How Should Teachers Deal With Them?

November 20, 2015 – 1:09 pm | 2 Comments | 2,637 views

We’ve all heard or expressed the common teacher refrain or some variation of “I taught it to them so many times and in so many different ways and yet they still got it wrong on …

Science Fairs: Yea or Nay?

April 7, 2015 – 4:07 pm | 10 Comments | 2,541 views

This post was co-written with Heather McPherson.
What has been your experience with science fairs? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec.ca
Traditionally winter is science fair season and students here in Quebec and all across North America …