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Science Education Project - Chantier 7

STEM educators and readers interested in science pedagogy may want to check out Chantier 7, a project conducted by researchers at McGill University and the University of Quebec in Montreal. This project, which was conducted from 2013-2016, aimed "to develop diagnostic assessment tools to uncover students' intuitive ideas about the natural world and design targeted teaching interventions to develop students' understanding of scientific and technological concepts and models." After reading the project's introduction on its main page, visitors may like to peruse Evidence-based Interventions, where they will find six groups of teaching strategies "gleaned [and summarized] from relevant literature studies which teachers can use to improve students' conceptual understanding in science." These interventions focus on STEM topics such as earthquakes, evolution and natural selection, and renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, and each intervention typically includes several strategies. Additional teaching materials are included in the resources section, where readers will find several sample lesson plans and ideas for classroom activities. Chantier 7 was led by Anila Asghar, Associate Professor of Integrated Studies of Education at McGill University. The material on this site is available in both English and French.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-02-15
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