Sharing pedagogical innovation among EPFL teachers and researchers

Why lunch&LEARN?

At the Center 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.

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 (CHILIREACTMOBOTS, ML4ED), service units (CEDECAPE), 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’d like to give a talk or have any ideas, suggestions or questions regarding lunch&LEARN sessions, contact us on [email protected]

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  • On motivation

Caroline Pulfrey

Session recording, slides and questionnaire

  • EPFL Graph Search

Francisco Pinto, Patrick Jermann

Session recording and slides

  • Transferable skills in student engineering projects

Ivan Istomin

Session recording and slides

  • Scaffolding engineering students’ thinking from paper-based exercises to open-ended projects: towards epistemic sophistication

Siara Isaac


  • Investigating collaboration as a process with theory-driven learning analytics

Carmel Kent, Mutlu Cukurova (UCL)

Session recording and slides

  • Configuration of learning and teaching spaces

Isabelle Lermigeaux-Sarrade

Session recording and slides

Roman Brügger, Guillaume Zufferey, Yves Piguet, Jan Rihak

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

Rafael Lalive (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, Himanshu Verma

Session recording and slides

  • Maker education in higher education: what’s possible?

Paulo Blikstein (Columbia University)

Session recording and slides

  • Active learning: from concepts to blended implementation with open access platform

Denis Gillet, Juan Carlos Farah


  • Teaching programming to large classes with Jupyter Notebooks

Mauro Cherubini, Thibault Estier (UNIL)

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  • Improgineering

Simon Henein, Susanne Martin


  • Developing a questionnaire to assess interdisciplinary project management skills

Marc Laperrouza, Roland Tormey


  • FROG for classroom orchestration

Stian Haklev

Session recording and slides