What you will learn

AIRE Learning Sciences

The Learning Sciences program is dedicated to learning sciences and digital practices in education. It aims at training creative and talented students to become the future researchers or change makers in this domain.

Learning Sciences (LS) is an interdisciplinary domain which aims to examine how people learn in formal and informal contexts. As synthesized by Sommerhoff et al. (2018) it includes the study of “how people learn, supporting learning, learning in the disciplines, and technology-enhanced learning and collaboration, including computer-supported collaborative learning”. For that purpose our program refers to different disciplines such as psychology, social sciences, computer sciences, educational sciences, instructional design, etc. It also includes a research training program that delivers methods and tools to observe, analyze and improve learning. This approach has a multilevel ambition going from a microsystem perspective to a macrosystem one.

We consider that in parallel with the digital and environmental transitions, there is a “learning transition” which transforms our ways to learn, teach, conduct research but also the way we work, manage, collaborate and create. This program is based on the figure of the Social Scientist Entrepreneur with a curriculum using project-based methodology, evidence-based research methodology, mentoring and peer-to-peer learning. Each year, we work with classes of passionate students led by the desire to learn, explore and co-construct together.

  • 19 nationalities
  • 22 fields grouped together
  • 34 unique students
First year planning

The first year is an intense entry into the field of Learning Sciences! Designed to provide you with a global understanding of the digital transformation happening in education and pedagogy, support to design a relevant and challenging research problematic or entrepreneurial project. The course structure encourages work in the form of projects, promotes exchange and feedback, multiplies formats (workshops, seminars, lectures, peer-to-peer sessions, etc.) in order to maintain an intense and challenging intellectual emulation.

After four weeks of Bootcamp which aim to create a common foundation of values in multicultural classes, you will contribute the following program:

Semester 1
  • Bootcamp
  • Fundamentals of Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Theories Seminars
Conception & design:
  • Instructional Design
  • Game design
  • Grounded Theory of Learning
Life design:
  • From Ikigai to SGD's
  • Personal Project Management
  • Open Science
Semester 2
Conception & design:
  • Learning by doing Curriculum
  • Behavioral and Social Data Science I
  • Literature Review Methods
Life design:
  • Internship OR personal project I
  • 60 ECTS to validate
  • 1st semester: 4 weeks of Bootcamp & 12 weeks of courses
  • 2nd semester: 1 internship up to 6 months + 1 day of course per week
Second year planning

Based on two pillars : Master Thesis and Internships, the second year curriculum confirms the entry into the field of research in learning sciences. With 9 months of internships and a long-term work on an individual research question defined at the beginning of the year, the students will have the opportunity to prepare a PhD project or to build their vision of the Social Scientist Entrepreneur.

Semesters 3 & 4
Core Courses
  • Creating an Interdisciplinary Research Project -
  • Critical Analysis of Research Articles
  • Research Project I & II
  • Behavioral and Social Data Science II
  • Student Development: Skills & Data
  • Student Development: Entrepreneurship
  • Internship II & III or Personal Project
Seminars & Workshops
  • Learning Theories Seminars
  • Workshop for Creativity and Innovation
  • Thematic Workshops
  • 60 ECTS to validate
  • 2 internships from 3 to 6 months
  • 1 weekly day of courses dedicated to research methodology
  • 3 workshops organised during the year
  • M2 can be integrated directly
Our students & alumni

The LeSc Master programme provides a space to explore topics ranging from cognition, learning by doing, and learning for social impact. The emphasis placed on projects and internships throughout the programme allows students to pursue and build personal and collaborative projects. This has been of great value for my personal project, which has been learning to build programmes focused on wellbeing.

Edward Stevette, UK, Education & Facilitator officer, graduated in 2020

Each year we welcome about forty participants in the program: students are coming from all over the world (19 different nationalities) and from very different backgrounds (educational science, computer science, psychology, economy, design, medicine, humanities, biology, cognitive science, etc.). This diversity is an exceptional opportunity for students to discover the power and efficiency of collaborative and mutual teaching and learning. No matter what is your previous academic or professional journey, we are looking for talented students who wish to engage in the transformation of education in the learning society.

Click below to discover the testimonials of our Learning Sciences and Edtech alumni...