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

MARIE HÉLÈNE HEITZ-FERRAND, EDITH SALTIEL

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/rev.2865

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