Curriculum vitae

Georges-Louis Baron

Born 18 Sept 1948. Emeritus professor of education, Université René Descartes Paris V. Personal address: 40, rue Bézout, 75014 Paris. Tél. : 01 43 27 21 64.

* University Paris 7: studies in mathematics. Certificat d’aptitude professionnelle à l’enseignement secondaire de mathématiques (CAPES) in 1973. Postgraduate certificate of mathematics, 1974.

* Ecole normale supérieure de Saint Cloud: complementary training in informatics for education, 1975-76.

* University René Descartes Paris 5: studies in education.

  • Postgraduate certificate of education, 1985;
  • PhD in education, 1987;
  • Hhabilitation to direct research, 1994.
  • 1974 to 1981. Teacher of mathematics at Lycée Henri IV in Paris. From 1977 to 1980, member of the evaluation group of the first national experiment of informatics in high schools.
  • 1982 to 1989. Appointed at the french ministry of education for coordinating pedagogical innovation with informatics. National coordinator of the elective teaching of informatics in senior high schoool.
  • 1989 to 2003. Associate professor of education, National institute for pedagogical research (INRP). Head of the TECNE (Technologies nouvelles et éducation) department of this institute since 1990. Professor of education since 1996.
  • Since 2004. In post at University Paris 5 René Descartes. Head of EDA research team (EA 4071) from 2008 to 2013.

My main current research interests are threefold:

  1. Didactics of informatics: how are new contents introduced in the clasroom, with which effects, which student learning?
  2. How ICT innovations in educational settings eventually transform themselves into everyday realities?
  3. Historical study of pedagogical ideas and values linked with educational technology.

I have had a long history of research direction, supervising 22 PhD theses and 6 habilitations to direct research. One of my main interest is francophony: I have participated in a lot of research projects funded by Agence universitaire de la Francophonie. But I also have much interest in international cooperation in general. I’m doctor honoris causa of the university of Patras (Greece)

  1. Baron, G.-L., & Bruillard, E. (2010). Language diversity and research on education in France: The case of ICT. In H. Marjetta & Z. karer Mojca (Éd.), National languages in higher education (p. 79–86). Ljublana: Zalozba ZRC. Consulté à l’adresse
  2. Baron, G.-L (2012). L’informatique en éducation: quel (s) objet (s) d’enseignement? E-Dossiers de L’audiovisuel: L’éducation Aux Cultures de L’information.
  3. Baron, G.-L. (2013). Enseignants, technologie éducative et techno-réformateurs. Vers une société sans écoles ? Recherches En Didactiques. Cahiers Théodile, 16, 59–74.
  4. Baron, G.-L(2013). La recherche francophone sur les technologies en éducation : Réflexions rétrospectives et prospectives. STICEF - Sciences et technologies de l’information et de la communication pour l’éducation et la formation, 20.
  5. Baron, G.-L. (2013). Technologies, Innovations and Teacher Creativity. Which Evolutions In The Next 20 Years? An Essay. In K. Kikis-Papadakis, F. Chaimala, & R. Papanastasiou, Enhancing Innovation and Creativity in Science Teaching. STENCIL Annual Report n. 3 (p. 66‑71). s.l.: Science Teaching European Network For Creativity and Innocation in Learning. IACM -FORTH. Consulté à l’adresse
  6. Baron, G.-L. (2014). Elèves, apprentissages et «numérique»: regard rétrospectif et perspectives. Recherches En Éducation, 18, 91–103.
  7. Baron, G.-L.; Drot-Delange, B. ; Grandbastien, M., & Tort, F. (2014). Computer Science Education in French Secondary Schools: Historical and Didactical Perspectives. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 14(2), 1-27.
  8. Baron, G.-L. & Zablot, S. (2015). Research on educational media and resources in the  field of French vocational education.  The case of automobile maintenance. Iartem e-journal, 7(3), 25-44.
  9. Baron, G.-L. & Drot-Delange, B. (2016). L’informatique comme objet d’enseignement à l’école primaire française ? Mise en perspective historique. Revue française de pédagogie. Recherches en éducation, (195), 51‑62.
  10. Baron, G.-L. & Zablot, S. (2017). De la constitution de ressources personnelles à la création de communautés formelles : étude de cas en France. Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education, 11(2), 27‑45.