Coordinator of the Lab School Network and founder of Paris Lab School.
Pascale is a psychologist and an associate professor at the EHESS (École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris. She set up the Lab School Network, which brings together researchers, educators, and representatives of the public and private sectors as well as NGO members in order to generate change and inspire renewal within the current system of education. One of the main goals of the Lab School Network is to identify and provide visibility for innovative pedagogical experiments and the structures within which these are carried out. It aims to support the actors of innovation by providing research and assessment as well as a platform where actors from diverse backgrounds can come together, exchange and learn from one another.
After studying baroque oboe, recorder and harpsichord at the music conservatories of Strasbourg and the Hague, Pascale was a professional musician for about ten years, playing concerts and recording with various groups including Les Arts florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre and Le Parlement de musique. She also taught music until 1998 while pursuing her education at university in Paris, where she studied Sanskrit grammar. She completed a PhD in Indian Studies in 2002 and was appointed at the EHESS in 2003. Her research focused mainly on the philosophy of language and on the history of Indian linguistic theories until 2011. In addition, she studied psychology at the University of Paris Nanterre, where she obtained a PhD in Psychology in 2018. Moreover she has been in charge of student life at the EHESS and secretary of the Association française et francophone de psychologie positive between 2015 and 2017.
Pascale has been immersed in Freinet’s pedagogy since childhood. Her elementary school teacher parents were interested in implementing alternative learning methods in the seventies.