The main role of the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity is to promote new educational techniques based on digital tools, self-empowerement, interdisciplinarity, collaborative thinking and the open culture to empower teachers and students to take initiative and develop their own Life Sciences research projects.
The Leadership Program on “Teaching Through Research” has been created under the auspices of our UNESCO Chair on “Learning Sciences » to help young Pi’s and researchers in Life Sciences to develop and implement innovative educational projects.
It is based on the recognition that while early education has prepared young researchers (PhD, post-doc) for a path as principal investigators, there is no high-quality preparation available for their teaching role (often covering 50% of their professional activities).
Such a preparation is even more important that academics are more and more confronted to the tension between their role as a teacher and as a researcher, between their eagerness to advance their career by performing excellent research and their pedagogic responsibilities.
The role of universities for both spreading and acquiring knowledge is transforming in an ever-growing pace and is being revolutionized by open access to resources, online courses, crowd-sourcing and DIY technologies etc.
By enrolling to the leadership program, you will be exposed to cutting-edge educational practices and tools to ensure full complementarity between teaching and research.