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Science learning report illustrates the economic burden of dropping out of high school science courses

The cost of skipping high school science and math classes is high for the country, according to a recent research report. It highlights three costs - financial, opportunity, and societal - affecting the Canadian economy as young people drop out of advanced science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses.

ICT in science, essential to compensate for the lack of resources

Some time ago, we invited teachers to tell us about their use of ICT in the classroom. Haddadi Mohamed, a teacher in Morocco, tells us about the advantages he finds there in his science education.

The more girls progress in their studies, the more they like science and technology

Roxanne Beauchamp, 20, a 2nd year mechanical engineering student at Laval University, and her sister Marie-Philippe, soon to be 18, who is preparing a ...

Fathers can also play a decisive role in the vocation of daughters

“It wasn't school that made me discover my taste for science, (…) it was my father who allowed me to get in touch with [them]”, says Anne-Marie Brosseau, Secondary 5 student at the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie in Outremont. She discovered “Girls and science, an electrifying duo! " two years ago.

Science and technology: jobs for girls and boys

Comuniqué (Onisep, France) - Stop stereotypes! Girls and boys in 3rd and 2nd year perceive science and technology jobs in almost the same way. This is shown by the results of the Harris Interactive survey published by Onisep on the occasion of the European Education Fair.

Reform students more proficient in science and technology

The students of the reform obtain poorer results on national and international tests in science and technology, but are however more competent, according to Patrice Potvin, professor-researcher in science didactics at UQAM.

Virtual trip around the world

Biologist and filmmaker Jean Lemire left the port of Gaspé on April 18 aboard the Sedna IV for a 1,000-day mission around the planet. Teachers and their students will therefore be invited to follow the journey of the crew on the Internet, heading for the Azores and then setting out to Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Panama and Costa Rica.

Scientific exploration in the classroom

Many people, even teachers, have a misconception about science. It is therefore difficult to want to teach a subject with which they are uncomfortable. However, the sciences amaze young and old alike.

Better at math, worse at science and reading

Quebec secondary school students are the best in the country in mathematics, according to the 2010 Pan-Canadian Assessment Program report, the results of which were released yesterday.

Science and Technology: Mentors Wanted

(Press release) The FAST project is an exceptional opportunity to participate in the next generation of science and technology while promoting academic perseverance. How to contribute? By becoming the mentor of a 4th year secondary student as part of an internship in a company.