A l'UM la science [S01-ep06] : From teaching evolution to collecting ornithology

This week, Mathieu Sicard fromIsem and Sylvie Hurtrez from the Mivegec laboratory present us with From the lab to the classroom: evolution in action. A pedagogical manual designed with and for teachers of life science in middle and high schools. In the second part of the program, Audrey Théron introduces us to the birds of the zoology collection.

From the dissection of a cockroach to the freezing of a woodlouse, through the learning of reproduction based on the study of a sheep ovary, we all keep an imperishable memory of our biology classes in high school. But who remembers to have once crossed on his bench, the sketch of a scientific article?

In November, a group of researchers and life and earth sciences teachers presented the fruit of three years of joint work: a new kind of teaching manual called From the lab to the classroom: evolution in action. The principle: to integrate into the teaching sequences of secondary school students resources from scientific articles, all based on the theme of evolution and more particularly natural selection.

Mathieu Sicard of theMontpellier Institute of Evolutionary Sciences (Isem) and Sylvie Hurtrez of the Mivegec laboratory both participated in this novel initiative as biology researchers. They are with us today to talk about it.

In the second part of the program, Audrey Théron, in charge of collections at the University of Montpellier, returns to present the ornithology collection. We head for the basement of the Institute of Botany to meet these strange birds.

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Coproduction: Divergence FM / University of Montpellier
Lucie Lecherbonnier
Aline Périault / Lucie Lecherbonnier
Reporting and editing:
Lucie Lecherbonnier
Anna Demeulandre

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