Research & Innovation
The Teaching Support Centre also supports innovations in the school either through managing innovation projects or through working with and supporting other units in delivering innovations. Examples of recent innovation projects include:
- the development of resources for students learning to work in groups as a support for the ‘Global Issues’ course;
- the review of the system for evaluation and promotion of teaching in EPFL;
- the introduction of the Tutorat system in first year physics and math courses, which was an innovation led by CRAFT (the Centre de Recherche et d’Appui pour la Formation et ses Technologies), the precursor of the Teaching Support Centre.
Our research service
In order to improve their practice, teachers need reliable and valid information about how to best help student to learn particular kinds of knowledge and skills. Internationally this kind of applied research has come to play an important role in innovation in higher education teaching and is referred to as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), or Action Research.