Scientific committee

The scientific coordination receives advice and orientation from a scientific committee made up of prestigious European experts.

The members of the scientifc committee

  • Michèle Artigue (FR)
  • Justin Dillon (UK)
  • Harrie Eijkelhof (NETH)
  • Wynne Harlen (UK)
  • Pierre Léna (FR)

The two scientific coordinators David Jasmin and Peter Baptist are also members of this committee.

Short curriculum vitae of the members

Pr. Michèle Artigue

After a PHD in Mathematical Logics and mathematical research in that area, Michèle Artigue progressively entered the field of research in mathematics education, thanks to her involvement in the activities of research, innovation and teacher training developed at the Institute of Research in Mathematics Education at the University Paris 7. Beyond theoretical contributions on the relationships between epistemology and didactics, her main research areas have been the teaching and learning of mathematics at university level.,. She is currently full professor at the Mathematics Department at the University Paris Diderot - Paris 7. She became President of the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction in January 2007.

Prof. Dr. Peter Baptist

Peter Baptist, born in 1948 in Bad Kissingen, studied mathematics and physics – diploma in mathematics, PhD and qualification as a university professor at Würzburg University. He worked as a teacher at a Gymnasium in Bayreuth and at a comprehensive school in Hollfeld. He got professorships at Erlangen University and at the Technical University Dresden. Since 1994 he has held the chair of mathematics and mathematics education at Bayreuth University. In 2003 he received the Bavarian State Award of the Ministry of Education. Among other projects he was responsible for the improvement of teaching and learning of mathematics in SINUS and SINUS-Transfer, a nationwide project with more than 1800 schools.
Research activities:
Optimization Theory, Elementary Geometry, History of Mathematics, Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, Development of Dynamic Worksheets and Learning Environments, Dynamic Mathematics GEONExT.

Dr. Justin Dillon

Dr Justin Dillon is Senior Lecturer in Science and Environmental Education and Head of the Science and Technology Education Group at King’s College London. He studied Chemistry at Birmingham University before qualifying as a science teacher at Chelsea College, University of London. He taught in London for 10 years, during which time he completed an MA in Scientific education at King’s, before joining the College in 1989. Dr Dillon’s PhD examined science teacher development in school science departments. He is President of the European Scientific education Research Education and an editor of the International Journal of Scientific education. He co-edited Learning to Teach Science (1995), Becoming a Teacher (2007) and the Re-emergence of Values in Scientific education (2007).

Dr. Wynne Harlen

Dr. Wynne Harlen has held several high ranking positions in scientific education and research in the UK, including Sidney Jones Professor of Scientific education at the University of Liverpool and Director of the Scottish Council for Research in Education. She has an honorary position as Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, England, although working from her home in Scotland. She acts as consultant to several primary/elementary school science projects in various countries and is currently committed to the IAP Scientific education Programme on the development of inquiry-based scientific education. She is the author of 28 books and of many journal articles and reports on scientific education, evaluation and student assessment.

Dr. David Jasmin

David Jasmin, a Phd in physics, has been working in science Education and Science popularization since 1995. He is a research Engineer in La main a la pate since 1997 and Head of this programme since 2005. He is the author and the editor of various books on primary science education. He is the scientific coordinator of the POLLEN Project.

Pr. Pierre Léna

Member since 1991 of Académie des sciences (Paris), has centred his scientific work on infrared astronomy. This work led him to organize the European Very Large Telescope as an interferometer. His interest in educational matters led him to become President of the Institut national de recherche pédagogique (1991-1997) and to be one of the 3 founder members of the La main à la pâte (Hands on) action renovating scientific education in schools since 1996. Until 2007, he has been President of the Comité d’éthique des sciences from Centre national de la recherche scientifique and vice-president of the Association Bernard-Grégory. Since 2005, he is Education Secretary of the French Académie des sciences.