A great deal of importance is placed on the flipped classroom format, i.e. the preparation of the students beforehand. They are invited to read texts and answer questions before each session (wiki available). èreStudents are informed at the 1st session of the preparation required for each session, the group work to be done and the expectations concerning the final dossier to be handed in (a mutual commitment).
The course takes place over 7 sessions of 4 hours. During these sessions, the teacher assigns each student a specific part or a particular point of view, and then they form groups. The group work encourages exchanges between students, each one having a specific contribution to make. Since all the students in each group already have some knowledge of the content, the exchanges and reflections allow for clarification of certain points or correction of misunderstandings. At the end of each session, the students make an individual and collective assessment of their learning.
The evaluation of the course is based solely on an individual file containing all the notions seen in class and worked on in groups. The content is left up to the student, who can, for example, create a new cooperative learning activity that fits into the course or repeat an activity done in class. The student's justification of his or her proposal in theoretical and empirical terms, as well as its validation at the research level, is evaluated.