Dr. François Taddei

Position: Director, The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI)
Country: France

François Taddei is a researcher in evolutionary systems biology and an expert on the future of research and education. He has created bachelor, master & PhD programs in the Center for Research and Interdisciplinary in Paris in order to empower the new generations of change makers by training them through research at the frontiers of disciplines.

He conducted a learning through research experiment in a primary school located in an underprivileged area. Schoolchildren worked with two of France’s leading myrmecologists exploring the frontiers of knowledge. The students were empowered to be actors of their own learning process and their findings about science and themselves triggered the desire to be effective actors in a global society. This experiment is already spreading through France where learners from interdisciplinary PhD students to high school work hands in hands in 100 learning through research weekly workshops.

François Taddei has taken the lead of the Institute for Learning Through Research that has been selected in March 2012 by the International Scientific Committee of the National Innovative Training Program (IDEFI) of the French ministry of research. François Taddei participates in various working groups on the future of research and education in France and international settings (EU, UNESCO, OECD…). He holds the UNESCO Chair “Learning sciences”.