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What is a lab school?

Inclusive schools open to research

Lab schools or “laboratory schools” are innovative schools backed by university departments. They have existed in North America since the end of the 19th century (for example those of UCLA or Toronto). In general, lab schools are committed to promoting:

  •  dynamic classes,
  • research that benefits children,
  • programmes for educators.

Lab school values are:

  • the dissemination of scientific results and sharing of experiments,

  • openness to teachers and researchers from around the world,

  • commitment to inclusion.

Meeting

What is a lab school?

Inclusive schools open to research

Lab schools or “laboratory schools” are innovative schools backed by university departments. They have existed in North America since the end of the 19th century (for example those of UCLA or Toronto). In general, lab schools are committed to promoting:

  •  dynamic classes,
  • research that benefits children,
  • programmes for educators.

Lab school values are:

  • the dissemination of scientific results and sharing of experiments,

  • openness to teachers and researchers from around the world,

  • commitment to inclusion.

School Meeting

The Lab School Network, an innovative laboratory

Since 2015 the Lab School Network, an interdisciplinary research network, has been thinking about the best way to adapt the concept in France. It is enriched by contributions from psychology, sociology, neuroscience, philosophy, anthropology etc. wherein a “laboratory” is established on the basis of cooperation between pupils, teachers, researchers and parents. These stakeholders come together and make contributions in accordance with their abilities.

Creativity, solidarity, sustainable development and the well-being of all are at the heart of its values.

Opened in 2017, the Labschool in Paris was the first school to closely combine education and research. The “Joyeux Matins” primary school is following the same approach and has signed a partnership agreement with it.

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