Research Group on Scientific, Technological and Professional Education

The GESTEPRO team (Research Group on Scientific, Technological and Professional Education) is engaged in research aiming to investigate the role of semiotic or material instruments (graphic intermediaries, artifacts) used in the work of teachers and pupils. This is considered from the point of view of teaching-learning processes at work in science and technology lessons, as well as professional training in industry. This applies to primary, secondary and higher education, both in terms of the general education curriculum and also vocational training


Team manager

Pascale Brandt-Pomares      MCF                      70

Governance and organisation of the team's work

Overall responsibility is shared between the team members. Specific groups are responsible for contributing to the shared digital space, managing the schedule of meetings and seminars, inviting and welcoming visiting researchers or speakers, managing off-site assignments by team members, scientific monitoring of calls for communication and calls for projects and coordinating the documentary policy and policy for the development and use of IT tools.

Meetings of research lecturers and researchers are held twice a month, allowing for current issues to be handled. During these meetings, the team's policy for the coming year is defined and its implementation monitored.

Team operation


The team meets one day a week. The day is divided into a joint seminar for all members and specific activities bringing together participants working on joint projects.

Working in this seminar context allows us to:

  • study texts produced by authors from outside the team, predominantly in the English language, according to a list compiled at the beginning of the year (around twenty texts per year). Each text is presented by two or three members of the team, who work collectively on this presentation;
  • present the work of the team's researchers, either in the form of a progress report (mainly PhD and Masters students), development of projects conducted by the team, or the presentation of articles published by a team member;
  • run training workshops on the use of tools shared by the team;
  • organise workshops providing support for drafting scientific papers, particularly for writing in the English language;
  • coordinate methodological workshops on the development of methods for collecting, processing and analysing data for research.

Specific activities allow us to coordinate the supervision of research activities with a collective responsibility for our students which is not limited to a single student-supervisor relationship. These activities also help us coordinate and manage the progress of research projects taken forward by the team, whether in putting together responses to calls for tenders or carrying out projects which have been selected.