The "Active Learning Tool-Kits"

The tools for an innovative pedagogy

Within WP3-Innovative pedagogical approaches- a deep reflection will be conducted on how to integrate active learning and other innovative pedagogical approaches suited to the Moroccan higher education context in the training of students.

"Active Learning engages students in the process of learning through activities, group work and/or discussion, as opposed to passively listening to an expert. It emphasizes higher-order thinking, facilitates independent, critical, and creative thinking, encourages effective collaboration and increases student investment, motivation and performance. In practice, it translates into higher employability." - Promoting Active learning, Stanford University Teaching Commons (2015)

This activity aims to share good practices amongst the European partner-universities and integrate them into the Master curriculum. To do this, staff Job-shadowing mobility to the European universities will be organized (18 “job-shadowing” mobilities of two weeks) to focus on advanced discovery of these innovative pedagogical approaches such as:

- Real case modules: on subjects proposed by professionals, students act as experts over a short period, before presenting their “expert” recommendations to the sponsors.

- Organization and animation by students of public meetings or round tables about current issues in the media.

- Role-playing meetings: students learn to interact with people with different academic backgrounds, culture and interests.

- Long-term group work responding to an order from a professional: simulation as in a consulting agency tutored by professors.

At the end of their mobility, staff will produce pedagogical “tool-kits” stating the do's and the don'ts, the pre-requisites, the contents, the resources to be allocated (in time, budget, internal or external staff, materials) and issues that must be anticipated for the creation of innovative training modules.