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Chercher via des problèmes à prise d’initiative. En quoi la ritualisation favorise-t-elle l’engagement, la motivation, et la progression des élèves ?

Abstract : This work started with a paradox between the famous French "mathematical level" and the "current mathematical level" of its students (disappointing, according to some international evaluations as PISA). So I became interested in the reasons behind this apparent paradox: the difficulties encountered by our students seem to mainly concern their ability to take initiatives. I wanted to know how my students were reacting: whether or not they were taking initiatives, whether they knew how to get involved and how to search. I wondered if I could change their behaviour. The abundant literature on the subject strongly recommends the regular practice of "open problems”, through specific activities prepared and supervised. So I ran an experiment with about fifty middle school students in S1 class (5th class): seven "research sessions" were ritually organized, for four months; I then observed my students, analyzed and evaluated their work. The results of this experiment actually show that they have significantly improved (involvement, motivation, resolution). However these encouraging results are to be balanced with strong individual disparities. In conclusion, this study has been positive for the group and now provides me avenues to improve my future research sessions.
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Carine Biglietto Bidault. Chercher via des problèmes à prise d’initiative. En quoi la ritualisation favorise-t-elle l’engagement, la motivation, et la progression des élèves ?. Education. 2018. ⟨dumas-02111766⟩

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