STEF is a research laboratory founded in 2002 and run by ENS Paris-Saclay and ENS Lyon.
It is also associated with the French Institute for Education and is involved in the D'Alembert Centre (Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of the Evolution of Ideas, Science and Technology - UPS and UniverSud-Paris PRES).
The laboratory's members are led by Éric Bruillard.
STEF conducts research into curriculum theory, taking into account the evolution of science and technology, issues linked to computerization and societal problems.
STEF's specificity is its ability to proactively address issues of science and technology education from the perspective of changes in scientific and technical practices (research, development, specialized training and general education) and how they relate to politics, economics and culture.
STEF's research focuses on three main themes:
- Teachers’ work on educational resources
- Mooc and innovations in higher education
- History of social science
"History and sociology of science"
The "ISIS" (Interaction between Science, Innovation and Society) research cluster brings together researchers from laboratories belonging to ENS Paris-Saclay (including STEF), Ecole polytechnique, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, Université Paris Sud, Télécom Paris Tec, HEC and CREST (GENES).
"Curriculum, resources and IT: teaching prospects"
The ISN (Digital Society Institute) research cluster involves a large number of research teams from Université Paris-Saclay laboratories (including Supelec).