Pedagogy : Project-Based Learning
Modern companies are looking for people to solve their problems. Knowledge is not enough, it is now important to use that knowledge in projects.
Providing students a context that will help develop skills required by companies.
« The success of Epitech pedagogy is essentially based on its project-based and innovative approach. Our students gain expertise and develop deep technical abilities by developing and implementing projects inspired from concrete business cases. Our pedagogy helps develop student’s creativity, self-confidence and critical thinking and makes a real difference compared to the traditional learning methods.”
Axelle Ziegler, Head of Content Excellency
The Epitech method
A rigid education is not well-suited for the continuous changes in the computer science sector, and students must, throughout their careers, adapt daily, learn to become an expert in emerging technologies, acquire new competencies, communicate with non-technicians, and be an innovator by offering new proposals.
With its unique educational model, EPITECH will guide each of its students, not to merely become acquainted with technologies, but to acquire the qualities expected by firms in order to enjoy a long and prosperous career in the industry.
Our Educational Methods
Epitech does not teach technologies, but instills behaviors that allow each student the capacity to evolve, to learn independently, to comprehend business practices, to work in teams and to convince decision-makers.
In order to accomplish this, educational methods are founded on several pillars:
Learning is done actively. Students interact with knowledge directly and it is only through the student’s action that learning occurs. If they don’t seek it, if they don’t try, they will not learn. Therefore the “professor,” as the classic intermediary between knowledge and the student, is eliminated. Instead instructors become companions and catalysts in the student-knowledge relationship.
In the same way, and in direct opposition to traditional education, the learning process incorporates inductive methods. Students are confronted with real-life situations for which they do not yet have the technical background allowing them to resolve the issue.
The student must then analyze the situation, research and acquire the knowledge and know-how necessary to resolve the problem, corresponding to how companies function persistently or react to new technologies coming to the market.
Through these different learning situations created at Epitech, students are led to exchange, discuss, and challenge their opinions. These exchanges, which occur not only within workgroups but also with all other students, reveal paths, questions, and even new problems. Each student is led to seek, verify and test different elements in order to confirm or deny the truth shared in these exchanges.
The team spirit learning method
Nowadays more than ever before, team spirit guarantees success.
« THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUCCESS AND FAILURE IS A GREAT TEAM» (Dave Kerpen)
HOW DOES IT WORK
Joining Epitech makes students a part of a team where skills are shared and students learn from each other as well as « coaches ».