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PAUTA is an NGO that promotes and provides educational support to children to develop scientific thinking and the role of critical citizens

Programa Adopte un Talento

Mexico City, Mexico
PAUTA organizes workshops inside and outside schools to develop scientific thinking and promote scientific vocations since childhood. Our methodology is based on learning by inquiry, so the center of the process are the questions of the participants. They explore different sciences and then they develop a research project with social impact. The children have contact with the scientific community.
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What is Programa Adopte un Talento ?

“Be the meeting point where academia, civil society, private sector and government converge efforts to develop the scientific potential of children. ”

Children are natural scientists, they are always asking and looking for strategies to answer these questions. PAUTA addresses the children´s natural interest to develop skills that allow them to learn to learn through scientific thinking. PAUTA is a program where children enter from age 4 and can continue through the years until they turn 18.

In 2007, PAUTA was created as an initiative of two nuclear scientists who asked how to attract more children and young people to STEM careers. The answer was that children need to do science since they are they are very young.  

In PAUTA participants do science. It is not a conceptual learning but learning by doing. The methodology is based on the learning of science by inquiry.

A key aspect is the link with the scientific community that participates actively and closely with children through letters, videos, conferences, mentoring, evaluations, etc ...

Children put their skills into practice by developing a research project with social impact that responds to the problems they identify in their community.

In the workshops children do teamwork, so they learn to cooperate in order to achieve a goal.


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2007
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We need interest in science and enthusiasm to do science, but we don't need school grades to prove that. Contacts to the scientific community would be great, but also not necessary. We want enthusiasm and openmindness.
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