“Science Academie”: Raising Scientific Passions and Fostering a New Social Link




Federation of European Biochemical Societies Bulletin, issue 6

Janvier 2006

Science education in French schools today is suffering from two major problems. Less and less students are enrolling on science courses while obstacles caused by unequal opportunity make it increasingly difficult for less privileged learners to obtain high standard university places and to embark on scientific careers. The way science is taught in schools in France (heavily weighed down by theory and desperately lacking in practical content) urgently needs changing if it is to be made more appealing. [...]