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NightScience: Innovation in Education in the heart of Paris

NightScience : l'innovation dans l'éducation au cœur de Paris

Learning through research and others knowledge adventures

Apprentissage par la recherche et autres savantures

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Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2013


For its third consecutive edition, the NightScience event remains faithful to its original mission: get together knowledge creators and explore together yet unexplored territories in science and learning. To address the challenges ahead, we have chosen a particular path: the one of learning through research. This year, we have chosen to focus specifically on children as natural researchers ready to engage into knowledge adventures. Our approach is motivated by the desire we nurture to create and develop open, collaborative and evolvable content and tools. That is why we invite a large number of open knowledge communities as well as teachers, parents, and curious enthusiasts to join us in this venture.


Website: http://www.nightscience.org/en/">www.nightscience.org/en/


Day 1

On July 12, several researchers, hackers, psychologists and education innovators will share their approaches and experience on building new ways to achieve always better knowledge construction and transmission.

We will be introducing each of them individually in the coming weeks, through rich blog posts: stay tuned!

The conference venue is Hall Albouker (Amphi Albouker, in French) located at 27, rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques (check out the ‘Contact’ page for public transportation hints).

To help us out ensure the best experience for both attendees and speakers, we appreciate it to have you signed in in the dedicated form.

Tinkering School: Knowledge Adventures for Kids

9:30-10:00am Welcome speech (Ariel Lindner)

Opening keynote: Prof. Alison Gopnik (University of California, Berkeley)

10:00-11:00am Track #1 Freedom to Play

  • Robert J. Full (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Patrick Marchal (WeWantToKnow)

11:30-12:30 Track #2 All Scientists, All Learners

  • Margaret Gold (Mobile State)
  • Laure Kloetzer (University of Geneva)

2:00-3:00pm Track #3 Beyond Textbooks: Tinkering School

  • Kathryn Harkup (Young Rewired State)
  • Philipp Schmidt (P2P University)

3:00-4:00pm Track #4 Science and The City

  • Cameron Neylon (Public Library of Science — PLoS)
  • Ariel Waldman (Science Hack Day)

4:30-5:30pm Track #5 Messing Up & Geeking Out: Learning through Research

  • Paulo Blikstein (Stanford University)
  • Ange Ansour (Primary school teacher)

5:30-6:30pm Track #6 Learning Communities

  • Shannon Dosemagen (The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science — PLOTS)
  • Gerard Dummer (WikiKids)

Closing remarks: Stephen Friend (SAGE BioNetworks)

Cocktail where participants and speakers continue their discussions.

Days 2 and 3

July 13 and 14 are dedicated to hands-on activities through which everyone can express his/her creativity. Registration for the whole week-end is free but mandatory due to logistics details. Use the following form (in English and French) to tell us you are joining. Be sure to get signed up before July 11, 2013.

We have opted for a format often referred to as ‘hackathon’. The word is a porte-manteau between ‘hack’ and ‘marathon’, reflecting the idea of hands-on activities within a short timespan (a day or two in general).

You are developer, designer, teacher, parent, teenager,… keen to create novel content and/or tools for learning through research at any age? You want to prototype a game or bootstrap a MOOC?

Then, this is the right place and time for you. Join us!

You can already pitch ideas using the dedicated form. It is always great to see what people have in mind, and possibly plan for specific supplies.

The hackathon will take place at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires, CRI):
Faculté de médecine — Université Paris Descartes
24, rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques 75014 Paris (second floor)
Check out the ‘Contact’ page for practical information.


  • Université Paris Descartes, site Cochin, Amphi Aboulker | Université Paris Descartes, Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires, Faculté de médecine - 27, rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques | 24, rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques
    Paris, France (75014)


  • Friday, July 12, 2013
  • Saturday, July 13, 2013
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013


  • éducation, innovation, apprentissage par la recherche, learning through research


  • Rayna Stamboliyska
    courriel : rayna [dot] st [at] gmail [dot] com

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  • Rayna Stamboliyska
    courriel : rayna [dot] st [at] gmail [dot] com


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« NightScience: Innovation in Education in the heart of Paris », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, https://doi.org/10.58079/nx4

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