- First, a scop was an old English poet. This word may be related to the verb scapan “to create, form”, parallel to the notion of craftsmanship expressed Greek poetēs itself.
- Second, the noun scope can also refer to the extent of a topic, the possibility to do or deal with something, or a viewing instrument.
- Third, a SCOP also happens to be the name for a cooperative enterprise in France, into which our association will soon turn.
Scop(e)s bridges our cooperative adventure, our eyes wide open, questioning the natural world and society, and our expectation to empower people to shape their futures.
Such a name also stands as a proposal that imagination, perception as well as mutual influences that take place in collective work are essential dimensions of scientific research and social action. These are our two main domains of concern, as Atelier des Jours à Venir aims at conveying the research process and the values of scientific communities to enhance learning and empower citizens.
Welcome, we invite you to join our reflexions and activities ! And most of all to join us in asking questions. As a starter, a few questions that may take us ages to answer…
- To which extent does scientific research relie on values ?
- How to enhance the social outreach of research ? How to experiment and develop research-based educative approaches ?
- How to involve together the diversity of actors, from individuals to institutions, to bridge the society and the scientific community ?
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