In 2009, I attended the Active Learning in Engineering conference in Barcelona. With my colleague Dimitri Dagot, we facilitated a workshop to showcase the pedagogic innovations introduced at Ecole Centrale Paris.
You might discover more about this pedagogy and the workshop we conducted in the article that we co-authored with other faculty members from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Excerpt from p.5:
Some participants realized that lack of listening skills is one of the reasons why mankind faces so many challenges and conflicts. They realized the responsibility of education and educators for this lack of istening skills. In traditional teaching, students are used to listen to the professor, and professors to deliver their knowledge. The implicit role modeling is therefore that authorities are not supposed to listen, but students are. With the ‘teaching with emerging experience’, the professor positions him or herself not only as an authority figure, but also in a listening mode. This type of teaching therefore ambitions that the students – when in authority position, as engineers, experts or managers – will also be able to demonstrate better listening skills, the kind of skills that can help societies to be more inclusive, creative and innovative.
Whether you are a student, a pedagogue, a manager or a consultant, we welcome your views on our approach to develop leadership and innovation skills.