PIA 3 Action 1.1 "Territories of Pedagogical Innovation" - AAP "Pilot Poles of Teacher Training and Research for Education": AMPIRIC Project "Aix-Marseille - Pôle d'Innovation, de Recherche, d'enseIgnement pour l'éducaCation)" - 9 976 675€ for 10 years (agreement in progress)
AMPIRIC (Aix-Marseille - Pôle d'Innovation, de Recherche, d'Enseignement pour l'Education) is led by Aix-Marseille University (AMU) in partnership with the Aix-Marseille Academy, Avignon University (AU) and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS).
Local authorities, associations and companies are associated and the National Association for Research and Technology (ANRT) is engaged in an exclusive partnership to network the cluster with EdTech companies.
AMPIRIC aims to improve the performance of students, particularly those with difficulties, in their learning of fundamental knowledge throughout their school career by developing, experimenting and disseminating innovative teaching approaches based on digital technologies.
The project aims to strengthen networking between the field, training and research. All of the cluster's actions are designed with this in mind, based in particular on communities of practice between teaching teams in schools, research teams in laboratories and production teams in companies.
The project has five strategic objectives:
- (OS1) Transform teacher training and support to help teachers change their practices in order to meet the challenges related to fundamental learning;
- (OS2) To promote research-field cooperation by supporting action research and by fostering communities of practice;
- (SO3) Improve our understanding of the teaching-learning processes of fundamental knowledge by supporting fundamental research, finalised by the needs of education and training;
- (SO4) To co-produce tools and applications in the service of fundamental learning within a CréativLab;
- (SO5) Disseminate and promote pedagogical resources on fundamental learning. These five objectives can be operationalized through five actions.
The system for evaluating and measuring the impact of the AMPIRIC demonstrator is based on a two-pronged longitudinal follow-up: on the one hand, a follow-up of students' learning performance and, on the other hand, a follow-up of the teaching profession throughout their professional life, from the entry into the first year of the bachelor's degree to the continuing education of practising professionals.
Initially, the project will be experimented in 8 academic networks that include 535 elementary schools, 97 middle schools, 48 high schools (general and technological, professional and multi-skilled) and 3 job campuses of the Aix-Marseille academy. In a second phase, it will be extended to the 13 other academic networks, the PACA academic region and the Inspé de l'académie de Nice.