The course is offered in a flipped classroom format. The teacher provides articles and short videos before class. Students are asked to write one or two page essays on these resources individually or in groups. During class, they share their work with their peers so that each piece of work receives feedback. The teacher explicitly states that this feedback should be kind and constructive so that each student can improve his/her essay before it is graded by the teacher. The time saved in class is used to answer specific questions, frame discussions and apply concepts.
In addition, students work in groups of 2 or 3. They have to read 1 or 2 scientific articles and present a slide show based on a template proposed by the teacher. This work is started in one session, finished on their own and presented to the class the following session.
At the end of the semester, students create another presentation based on articles to be linked. They present their presentation to the class, which provides initial feedback and an opportunity, as with the essays, to improve the presentation before the teacher evaluates it.
The evaluation of the course is done either on the basis of all the essays and presentations made during the semester (knowing that the average is calculated only on the 4 best marks) or by doing a 2-hour written exam at the end of the semester including a reflection question and an analytical problem.