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Ange Ansour

Principal, Savanturiers - L'Ecole de la Recherche

BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background:

As a translator for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ange Ansour then taught in Bagneux (92) where she led education projects through research in her class. The idea was to use ethics and methods from a scientific approach to build academic learning.

She then collaborated with François Taddei, researcher in biology and director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center to design this educative approach. Together, they created Savanturiers – Ecole de la Recherche, of which Ange Ansour became the director in September, 2013. This setup has a triple function: the implementation of education projects through research in classes, training teachers, and research in education.


ACHIEVEMENT / What does the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum consist of?

Savanturiers – Ecole de la Recherche pleads for an ambitious school that would train students to creativity in questioning, to rigorous research, and cooperation at the service of common interest.


LOCATION / Where do you lead your project/company (city, region and country)?

Initiatives from the Savanturiers spread across the French territory and on an international scale.


IMPACT / How do you evaluate the economic, social, politic and environmental impact of your project / action?

Savanturiers – Ecole de la Recherche is a unit within the Interdisciplinary Research Center dedicated to school education: education project through research in class, training and professional development for professors and research.

Since its creation in September 2013, our action has benefited over 16,000 teachers, 8,000 students, and mobilized hundreds of researchers and volunteer engineers.


QUOTE / A sentence, quotation or a word that best describes you

“The me in front of others is infinitely responsible” Emmanuel Levinas