Open Learning

What is OPen Learning

Open Learning refers to all the activities that enhance and broaden learning opportunities beyond formal education by opening the classroom to the world and applying theorical skills to real life. The program is built around innovative and collaborative initiatives between the school and local institutions and their stakeholders.

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COMPETITIONS, COACHING AND PARTNERSHIPS

Local or international competitions are unique opportunities to apply skills and learnings. Robotic competitions like the First Lego league challenge allows our students to test their knowledge, leadership and skills bringing in the experience to get involved further in Design Thinking events and invite students to tackle science, humanitarian or environmental world challenges. The Start’up Lycée is a two day event during which students are invited to become young entrepreneurs and build a start-up in just 48 hours! Coached and mentored by professionals, the teams create an app, develop content, feasibility, financing, and finally pitch the project to a jury comprised of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Our academic teams are working at creating partnerships with firms or programs to give students real opportunities to work with professionals through internships (EKSO Bionics), use their products to deepen their learning (Parrot Drones), or invest their brainpower into solving the world’s acute humanitarian problems (Youth Summit Stanford).

SOME EXAMPLES OF OPEN LEARNING IN ACTION