At the University of Montpellier, educational innovation is now a reality.
The years of the MUSE I-SITE were, in this respect, foundational. Innovating in pedagogy means encouraging a change in the posture of those involved in university teaching. It also means transforming the spaces in which teaching takes place and, finally, it means experimenting with new and increasingly innovative methods.
It is a profound change in the usual paradigms of knowledge transmission with the objective of fostering the professional development of teachers and integrating students in this process.
But innovating also means transmitting and spreading, and for this it is necessary to observe the transformations and measure the impacts of the implementations. This innovation in pedagogy is part of the training strategy supported by the Presidency of the University of Montpellier and implemented by the VP CFVU. It is concretized by the creation of the Service Commun de Soutien à l'Innovation Pédagogique.
The Center for Pedagogical Innovation Support (CSIP): a stimulator of change
The CSIP, strengthened by the experience implemented during the I-SITE MUSE years, is resolutely committed to working alongside teachers and teacher-researchers who wish to transform their teaching methods.
The CSIP is a vision, since without denying the transmissive pedagogies, it is around interactive pedagogies that combine students, teachers, researchers, pedagogical spaces and technologies that its mission is carried out. The objective is to facilitate the co-construction of skills and knowledge.
The CSIP's value is to implement pedagogies centered on human interaction, because learning is a life path where a multitude of pedagogical opportunities are crossed, met and shared.
Finally, the CSIP is an experimental approach, anchored in the reality of teaching in the 21st century.
The Observatory of Pedagogical Transformation (OTP)
The OTP conducts studies to better understand the pedagogical practices of university faculty, how they are changing, and their impact on student success. Students' perceptions of teaching practices are at the heart of these studies. The studies are conducted in collaboration with and for the benefit of teachers.