elenapasquinelli

Work

I work at the Fondation La main à la pâte - pour l'éducation à la science

I’ve been working for Fondation La main à la pate since 2012.

I’m in charge of creating synergies between educators and researchers (cognitive science, neuroscience, and education). I also develop pedagogical resources and contribute to the professional development for teachers and teachers’ trainers in topics such as: cognitive science, learning and the brain, critical thinking.

Presently, I act as coordinator for two projects: “Scientific thinking, Critical Thinking” and “Cognitive science in education”.

Both with La main à la pâte and Institut Jean Nicod, I am working on a national research project on the education and evaluation of critical thinking skills (Teaching Critical Thinking EEC - https://anr.fr/Project-ANR-18-CE28-0018).

Affiliations

I currently develop my research activity as associate member of 2 research teams (Evolution & Socila Cognition / Perception, Memory, Representations) at the Institut Jean Nicod (Ens, EHESS, CNRS).

Institut Jean Nicod is an interdisciplinary lab at the interface between cognitive, humans, and social sciences. It is one of the research labs of the Department of cognitive studies of the Ecole normale supérieure (Paris).

I share my views with the members of the Think Tank Compas Education, Technologies, Cognition

Interests and activity

My domain of research is the philosophy of cognitive sciences.

I'm interested in the development of evidence-based and science-informed models and in their application to education. I'm interested in the public reception of science and in the development of critical thinking.

I write books for the general public and develop educational activities on cognitive science, the nature of science and critical thinking.

A further aspect of my research has concerned illusory phenomena and believability.

Teaching

Together with Daniel Andler I teach a course on education, cognition and the brain at the Master of Cognitive Sciences of the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris.


Research seminars, workshops, summer schools

Research Seminar on Education&Cognition 2015-2016 (Groupe Compas-DEC ENS)

Erice International School on Mind, Brain, and Education - 2015 Course on "The teaching brain"