U-Lab
U-Lab

Research programme

A residency for teacher-researchers who are innovators in relation to societal issues

The U-Lab is currently incubating 6 teacher-researchers from the Faculty of Health of the University of Paris for a period of 3 to 6 months. The Institut des défis provides them with the human and material resources of the CRI: MOOC Factory, social and pedagogical engineering, etc. This support allows them to develop an innovative pedagogical question or project related to the student experience. Each project, because of its participative dimension, will be concretised by a specific teaching, research or event including the students of the University of Paris in the academic year following this incubation period.

U LAB
Promote the transformation of the university by teacher-researchers bringing high-quality innovations in line with the challenges of our time.
Transform'U
Transform'U

A participatory dialogue system inspired by the Citizens' Climate Convention

The Challenge Institute has joined forces with the communications agency Res publica to develop Transform' U, whose objective is to facilitate the emergence of solutions led by the university's stakeholders, and thus better engage them in its transformation. This system proposes a consultation process based on principles and tools designed to be adapted by users to their needs. Its development is based on the combination of two original areas of expertise: the mobilisation of collective intelligence in the academic environment and the implementation of large-scale consultations by Res Publica, thanks to a dedicated exchange platform and tools for leading collaborative dialogue workshops. Each institution determines the working theme(s) it wishes to address, among the recommendations of the European University Initiative and/or the SDGs, as well as the stakeholders that will be mobilised.

TRANSFORM'U
Support Universities and HEIs willing to co-design their future transformation
Pair Accompagnateur
Pair Accompagnateur

A co-design experience for a transformation of pedagogy by teachers and students

The Institute of Challenges has joined forces with the expertise of the SAPIENS ASPC pedagogy support service to develop "Pair Accompagnateur", a project that brings together in its prototyping phase 11 teacher-researchers and 6 students from various backgrounds, to conduct an experiment in co-designing the missions of mentors and tutors at the university. These peers, sensitised to a sustainable approach to studies and to improving the student experience, will accompany their colleagues in the field. The aim of this initiative is to facilitate the transformation of university teaching practices by supporting collaboration between teachers and students to co-construct the university of tomorrow, and thus to develop a community of practice and research which, in turn, will be nourished by exchanges between the different communities of the Challenge Institute. In a second phase, this new community of teacher and student peers intends to disseminate and spread this participatory conception of pedagogy to their university ecosystem.