With the digital and cultural revolutions that are transforming the world of work and changing students’ expectations, the ISC Paris Group is investing a great deal of energy in instructional innovation.
These changes require us to continually re-examine our methods of teaching and evaluating students, as well as the knowledge, skills, and interpersonal skills that our students need to succeed.
To this end, we’ve created a dedicated instructional innovation lab, and a team of highly committed research professors.
An entity focused on innovation
To respond to instructional challenges and to foster instructional innovation, ISC Paris opened a new lab in 2015. The Instructional Innovation Lab, directed by Karen Delchet-Cochet, brings together ISC Paris Grande École professors from diverse professional backgrounds, Student Enterprise representatives, and administrative staff.
The Lab’s goal is to:
- Share, develop, and implement innovative teaching methods,
Conduct experimental projects,
Oversee and contribute to working groups, such as the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE)’s instructional innovation group.
Promote best practices, specifically via the instructional innovation prize.
Committed research professors
The ISC Paris Group’s research professors are very innovative in their teaching methods. As a testament to their commitment to innovative teaching, they have participated in writing and coordinating two CGE white papers on this topic.
Instructional innovation translates into real-world achievements: support for students, new programs, and new curricula for ISC Paris Grande École.
Launching new programs
Each year, the ISC Paris Group launches new programs to respond to business’ needs and train multi-skilled managers.
These innovations are implemented within our undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs.
As professional roles come and go, ISC Paris redesigns at least 10% of our courses each year across all programs, meaning that half of our courses are updated every five years.
Innovation in the classroom
We regularly test new teaching methods with students, by “training the trainers”: within the ISC Paris Group, we dream, we dare, and we propose new ideas.