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 and open 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 and researchers from labs working on learning (CHILI, REACT, MOBOTS), service units (CEDE, CAPE), and educators with new visions for education at EPFL.

This event is open to teachers 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 subscribe to the mailing list where we inform about upcoming sessions, please drop a mail to [email protected]

Also be in touch with us if you would like to suggest a topic for a future session or would want to moderate yourself.

Upcoming Session

The session on 08.04.2020 had to be canceled.

Sessions in 2020

Date Presenter Topic Resources (slides available with EPFL account)

Isabelle Lermigeaux-Sarrade, CAPE

Configuration of learning and teaching spaces Slides



Sessions in 2019

Date Presenter Topic Ressources (slides available with EPFL account)

Stian Haklev, CHILI lab

FROG Slides



21.02.2019 Marc Laperrouza, CDH, SHS


Roland Tormey, CAPE

Developping a questionnaire to assess interdisciplinary project management skills Slides

Simon Henein & Susanne Martin, STI

Improgineering Slides

Mauro Cherubini & Thibault Estier, UNIL

Teaching programming to
large classes with Jupyter




Denis Gillet & Juan-Carlos Farah, REACT

Active Learning: From concepts to blended implementation with an open access platform Presentation

Paulo Blikstein, Columbia University

Maker education in
higher education:
what’s possible?




Simone Deparis, Cécile Hardebolle, Roland Tormey et Himanshu Verma

Design, implementation and evaluation of the Flipped Classroom model in a mandatory Linear Algebra course




Rafael Lalive, UNIL, & Nicola Nosengo, EPFL

Human resilience against automation, robotics and artificial intelligence – how to predict and improve it




Roman Brügger; Guillaume Zufferey, Yves Piguet, Jan Rihak

Discovery of EdTech Startups and the Swiss EdTech Collider , feat. Calerga, Isyflow, and Classtime