ESERO France takes off to support and inspire STEM education



On 23 June 2020, the European Room Agency (ESA) and the Centre Nationwide d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) officially introduced the French European Room Instruction Resource Office (ESERO). 

Hosted at CNES and led by the CNES Instruction group centered in Toulouse, ESERO France joins ESA’s ESERO community, at present lively in seventeen other ESA Member States.

In the previous ten years the task has been supporting faculty instruction through the inspirational power of room – an tactic that has previously tested extremely productive for the educating and finding out of STEM (Science, Technological innovation, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects at faculty.

All ESEROs are pushed by frequent overarching targets and are run beneath the coordination of ESA and with the contribution of various nationwide organizations and establishments. Finest practises and assets are exchanged within just the community, but the nationwide activities are personalized to the nationwide instruction curricula, requirements and context.

ESERO France deal signing on 23 June 2020

Jan Wörner, ESA Director Standard, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, signed the ESERO France deal in the course of the ESA Council Meeting having position in Germany this week.

This joint task builds on the robust commitment of the two room organisations to guidance scientific and technological instruction, therefore recognising its very important job in Europe’s progress, growth and competitiveness for culture as a complete. 

France, a top European nation in science and technology investigate and a pivotal player in Europe’s room programme, also requirements to meet up with the steady demand for certified experts and pros. “Since its creation CNES has generally pursued an lively instruction policy in close collaboration with the French Ministry of Instruction and Youth.  By joining the ESERO task through CNES, we reaffirm the significance of educating students, starting up from an early age, to nourish their interest in STEM, enhance their competences and competencies, and encourage them to go after a profession in this domain, like room,” reported Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of CNES. 

ESERO mostly addresses teachers – the important access place to students – by implies of instructor trainings and an modern didactic tactic centered on real-daily life specialist methods and job models. The task also provides immediate prospects for students by means of interdisciplinary faculty assignments and initiatives. 

 “The ESERO task is a extremely very good example of the various tangible benefits room can provide to society”, said Jan Wörner, ESA Director Standard. “We have to have to be certain that long term citizens have the scientific understanding and competencies expected from them in the 21stcentury, and that they are equipped to preserve fostering innovation. The room context has tested to be an unbelievably strong implies to reach this,” he ongoing. “ESERO is a collaborative big-scale task that is equipped to react to the certain requirements of each nation and that provides tangible effects.”

ESERO in France

Below the management of CNES, and with the steady guidance of ESA, ESERO France can count on the educational and pedagogical skills of a important consortium of nationwide associates, these types of as: the Cité de l’espace (Science and Room Museum), the nationwide community Planète Sciences, as well as La Fondation La Primary à la Pate, with its Maisons pour la Science.

As a initially activity, ESERO France will complete a comprehensive examine this summertime with the aim of figuring out nationwide requirements: analysing the curriculum, figuring out gaps and specialized niche-regions the place ESERO can have the biggest impression, assessing the job of ESERO and ESA’s space–related assets in meeting all those requirements, and delivering tips for the ESERO France activity portfolio. 

The effects of the examine will also add to meeting a single of the project’s important targets: to reach the complete territory in an inclusive way, by making sure that the widest doable vary of ESERO prospects are obtainable for teachers and students across the complete nation.

The trainings offered by ESERO France will be entirely cost-free of cost and accredited by the French Ministry of Nationwide Instruction and Youth. ESERO will also provide for cost-free modern classroom materials that cater to the French STEM curriculum, interdisciplinary faculty assignments, and access to STEM profession information and facts and job models from the room sector. In addition, it will add to escalating consciousness about the significance of room as an critical backbone of modern day culture and economy.

ESERO in Europe

ESERO is ESA’s flagship educational task targeting principal and secondary faculty instruction in Europe. With France joining, the European community of ESERO offices now handles eighteen ESA Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the United kingdom.

For a lot more information and facts on ESERO-France: [email protected]