The International Astronomical Union is pleased to announce the founding of a new “branch office” of the Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE): the OAE Node France at CY Cergy Paris University.
The OAE Node France-CY (OAENF-CY) is hosted by CY Cergy Paris University (CYU) and managed by Emmanuel Rollinde and Gilles Remy. It will mainly focus on evaluating and providing high-quality astronomy teaching resources based on up-to-date didactics research, an on providing professional teacher training, whilst working to build the OAE’s network of collaborations particularly in the francophone regions.
OAENF-CY is supported by two laboratories in CYU, LDAR-CY and LERMA-CY. LDAR is a science and mathematics education research institute whose main topics are the study of learning, teaching and training processes. LERMA stands for Laboratory for the Study of Radiation and Matter in Astrophysics and Atmospheres and is interested in the triple aspect of scientific knowledge (observation - experimentation - interpretation).
You can also visit the external webpage of the OAE Node France at CY Cergy Paris University
Manager, OAE Node France at CY Cergy Paris University
Based at LDAR/CYU
My early career started as a researcher in astrophysics in 1999, in the Institute of Astrophysics of Paris. I then oriented my research towards science didactics with a focus on interdisciplinary (STEAM) teaching using the framework of astronomy within the F-HOU association. The discovery of embodied cognition and the encounter with the Human Orrery were a turning point. Today, as a University Professor in Science Didactics in the Laboratory LDAR/CYU, I am specialised in Astronomy for Education, and in the combination of didactics and embodied cognition.
Deputy Manager, OAE Node France at CY Cergy Paris University
Based at CY Cergy Paris University
Gilles REMY, PhD, is teaching physics at CY Cergy Paris University since 1996.
He used to be deputy director of physics department between 2014 and 2020.
He is mission head, in charge of establishing links between high schools and University.
He handle teacher training in Versailles Academy for physics and chemistry.
He is actively operating a portable planetarium with students, future and active high school teachers.