Science and investigation: teaching for sustainable learning for students with disabilities too



In 2010 an experimental program was launched to see how teaching science in the spirit of La main à la pâte” could be applied to the schooling of children with mental or physical disabilities. From 2010 to 2016 a group of 40 primary school teachers were involved in this program. Interviews with all these teachers and the analysis of specific days (called study days) have revealed a number of constants that highlight both the contributions of science teaching based on investigation as well as the difficulties. This 5-year experiment has enabled a number of teachers to train in science and resulted in new ideas to improve the training of teachers in science education.


Science, investigation, école primaire, élèves en situation de handicap

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