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Full Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning Studies, Université Laval

Full professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning Studies at Université Laval, Sylvie Barma is interested in science and technology teachers who question and renew their teaching practice. She is former director of the Centre of Research and Intervention for Student and School Success.

After a long experience as a high school science teacher, she participated in the writing of the Quebec Science curriculum. Her experience as a practitioner and as a curriculum writer is being put to good use in her research. Her research focuses on the contextual and systemic dimension of innovation in teaching and on the development of 21st century digital skills in classrooms.

She has been a visiting professor at the University of Helsinki, University of Sao Paulo, University of Stockholm. She is visiting professor at University of Ioannina and University Côte-d'Azur. She is co-founder of the ISCAR STEAM international research group aiming to support professional development of educators and researchers and to enrich science education policies with a strong sociocultural perspective.


  • –present
    Full Professor, Université Laval


  • 2008 
    Laval University, Ph.D. in didactic