Participatory teaching methods

Training adults requires a choice of varied teaching methods adapted to the audience, to learning objectives and to content. These include flipped classrooms, case studies, problem solving, mini-projects, short-term tasks, formal presentations, debates, panel discussions, tutorials, practical work sessions, workshops, role-play, multimedia sessions, simulations, study visits, blended learning, etc. The more interactive and participatory the method, the greater the audience’s concentration and the easier skills are acquired.

The INSTN offers a teaching system combining theory and practice, primarily based on practice and learning (practical work, tutorials, case studies, problem and project-based learning, short-term missions, simulations, etc.) enabling real-life work or simulated role-play.

The INSTN’s facilities and tools provide genuine educational added value by confronting learners with practical situations close to reality. This fosters the transfer of technical skills and behaviour (platforms with full-scale mock-ups, labs for hands-on training, simulators, nuclear facilities, clean rooms, etc).

As concerns professional certifications, the skills acquired by trainees are formally assessed during and/or after the training course, using appropriate methods and tools to deliver a certificate recognised by the industry.