The EdTech Master is an international interdisciplinary program dedicated to learning science and digital practices. It aims at training creative and talented students to become the future change makers of education by providing them with a global and strategic understanding of the digital transformation in education and to help them design relevant and impactful projects.
Hosted at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity in the center of Paris, it benefits from an outstanding environment where creators, entrepreneurs and researchers converge in a think and do mindset to prototype relevant scenarios for a positive change.
You are a entrepreneur in the making, willing to challenge the digital transformation happening in education?
You are a natural-born teacher who enjoys testing and prototyping new ways to engage the students?
You are a lifelong learner willing to make of this passion a professional exploration and an entrepreneurial plan?
You are a maker convinced that “opening the box” is not just an expression, and that the challenges of today call for collaborative design of solutions and knowledge sharing?
You are a doctor, a biologist, a researcher, interested in alternative tools launched in the area of Arduino, 3D printers, laser cuts and other nomad technologies to participate in inclusive and transparent resources for common good?
Then our program is made for you!
Our current program is divided into two years.
In Master 1, you access a panorama of courses and visions that define the learning science of the 21st century. You acquire knowledge in structural fields such as game design, learning by doing, cognitive science, history and critical approach of the concept of innovation in education, open science basics and technologies for learning. Through a pedagogy impulsing collaborative projects in classes, you learn quickly from your teachers, peers and mentors who give you precious feedbacks and you become keen on building rapid prototypes, designing original learning scenarios and documenting your work to share it with the community through analytical papers, blog posts, open talks and public presentations.
The second part of your M1 year is dedicated to a full-time internship of 5 months that you can spend in a company, a startup, a school, an association, an NGO or a scientific lab. Thus, you extend your network, train yourself to understand the current ecosystem structuring educational issues at a local or a global issue and improve your expertise in field analysis, assessment of the existing resources and drafting recommendations for a desirable future.
In Master 2, you can design further your own learning experience and expertise by embarking in two new internships for the whole year: it can be in France or abroad. On a regular timeline, you have courses and workshops in order to dig the research basis of their experimentations: it means acquiring further knowledge in reading and commenting papers and articles, get used to leading and extracting data from interviews, records and all kinds of open platforms, building a research protocol and testing it, analyzing publically its results. And just like your research profile is being strengthened, your entrepreneurial self is challenged as well… In M2, you’ll learn to stimulate your creativity, will be aware of the design basics and accelerate your projects!
Note that if your profile fits the eligibility conditions, you can enroll directly in Master 2 and choose between two possibilities: either to enroll in two internships one after the other, either to catch back the content of M1 courses in the first semester, aside from the M2 courses of course! If it’s indeed a pretty full experience for one year long, it’s also for sure the opportunity for already trained students to live the experience of being in an incubator to test further their projects and benefit from the inputs of our community!
At the end of the two years, no doubt that your three researcher, creator and entrepreneur’s selves will be trained, whatever you’re willing to make out of them!
We prepare our students to be the future change-makers of education. We believe that the learning transition is transforming the present jobs in education (teacher, pedagogical designer) but also creates new jobs in this field. These new jobs are inside the education system (e.g. fab manager in the university) but also “outside” the system, in the third places (public libraries, co-working spaces), in the administration (chief digital officer) and in companies as lifelong training is turning into a big challenge. Above all, there are many professions that do not exist yet or that are currently in progress. In one word: we prepare our students to be the ones who prepare and act for the world to come.
Our alumni are currently working as education designer, editorial manager, project manager, consultant, entrepreneur, teacher or PhD student!
If working with inspired people, all connected to the idea that 21st century problems require 21st century skills and new means for education, apply to our Master Program!
Roadmap to apply:
Please note that you will be asked to attached some documents:
- your curriculum vitae
- 2 letters of recommendation
- ID photo
- a copy of your last diploma
- a copy of your last grades transcript
Over a second phase and if your application is selected, we’ll have an interview which can be set up through Skype if you’re currently abroad. The final admission results will be broadcasted over the course of June 2018.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]
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