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Étude des pratiques enseignantes déclarées concernant le programme de sciences citoyennes Vigie-Nature École

Abstract : This research focuses on teaching practices related to the French citizen science program, Vigie-Nature École (VNE), initiated by the National Museum of Natural History, which studies ordinary biodiversity through standardized protocols. Our study aims to characterize the self-reported practices in order to understand how teachers appropriate this program, at the interface between a biological fieldwork and its dimension of citizen science. An a priori analysis of VNE allows us to define its epistemological stance and to identify its didactical and educational potentialities. A questionnaire collected 254 responses from primary and secondary teachers. The results indicate that the participants assign VNE many objectives, such as raising students' awareness of biodiversity outdoor, working on the scientific inquiry, changing the image of the Nature of Science, engaging in interdisciplinary projects and contributing to scientific research. While the latter objective is strongly emphasized, there is a significant discrepancy in the actual contribution to research. Only half of the participants send data to researchers. This contrast with the intentions of the Museum researchers reflects a misuse by some teachers. A categorization of practices shows contrasting profiles, revealing very different ways of implementing VNE.
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Robin Bosdeveix, Patricia Crépin-Obert, Corinne Fortin, Caroline Leininger-Frézal, Leslie Regad, et al.. Étude des pratiques enseignantes déclarées concernant le programme de sciences citoyennes Vigie-Nature École. RDST - Recherches en didactique des sciences et des technologies , ENS Éditions, 2018, pp.79-102. ⟨10.4000/rdst.2041⟩. ⟨hal-01979471⟩



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