Sharing pedagogical innovation among EPFL teachers and researchers

Why lunch&LEARN?

At LEARN we have the mission to develop evidence-based educational practices and support innovative teaching and learning. In order to capture and showcase some interesting examples, we have set up a series of lunch&LEARN sessions which portray projects from the community and their respective teaching and learning experiences. The aim of lunch&LEARN sessions is to gather an audience interested in novel and effective learning and teaching approaches, and create a rich discussion around successful paradigms based on evidence.

Format of lunch&LEARN

As an informal event, lunch&LEARN allows participants to have their meals while gaining new insights about interesting pedagogical approaches, opening possibilities for knowledge sharing and further collaborations. Our guests encompass a range of innovative teachers from EPFL as well as researchers from labs working on learning (CHILI, REACT, MOBOTS, D-VET), service units (CEDE, CAPE), and educators with new visions for education at EPFL.

This event is open to EPFL teachers and teaching assistants interested in innovative teaching and learning and, regardless of whether you are curious or doubtful, active participation in lunch&LEARN discussions is very welcomed!

If you want to be informed about lunch&LEARN sessions, please subscribe to LEARN’s memento.

Also be in touch with us at [email protected] if you would like to suggest a topic for a future session or would want to moderate one yourself.

Upcoming Session

Past sessions

Session history and details

(some material available only with EPFL account)

Sessions in 2021

  • Which professional skills do students learn in engineering team-based projects?
    Cyril Picard, Cécile Hardebolle, Roland Tormey, Jürg Schiffmann
    session recording and publication
  • Is it possible to teach a first year subject in a more inclusive way? Our experience in Linear Algebra
    Simone Deparis, Roland Tormey, Himanshu Verma, Cécile Hardebolle
    session recording and slides
  • Teaching under lockdown: what we know and what it means
    Helena Kovacs
    session recording and slides
  • Teaching online laboratories
    Christophe Salzmann & Denis Gillet
    session recording and slides

Sessions in 2020

Sessions in 2019

  • Discovery of EdTech Startups and the Swiss EdTech Collider , feat. Calerga, Isyflow, and Classtime
    Roman Brügger; Guillaume Zufferey, Yves Piguet, Jan Rihak
  • Human resilience against automation, robotics and artificial intelligence – how to predict and improve it
    Rafael Lalive from UNIL, & Nicola Nosengo
    session recording and slides
  • Design, implementation and evaluation of the Flipped Classroom model in a mandatory Linear Algebra course
    Simone Deparis, Cécile Hardebolle, Roland Tormey et Himanshu Verma
    session recording and slides
  • Maker education in higher education: what’s possible?
    Paulo Blikstein from Columbia Univesity
    session recording and slides
  • Active Learning: From concepts to blended implementation with an open access platform
    Denis Gillet, Juan-Carlos Farah
  • Teaching programming to large classes with Jupyter Notebooks
    Mauro Cherubini & Thibault Estier from UNIL
    session recording and slides
  • Improgineering
    Simon Henein, Susanne Martin
  • Developping a questionnaire to assess interdisciplinary project management skills
    Marc Laperrouza, Roland Tormey
  • FROG for classroom ochestration
    Stian Haklev
    session recording and slides