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Prof. Marion Festing’s serious game and Prof. Sylvain Bureau’s Art Thinking method have been selected as two of the ten most innovative pedagogical approaches worldwide.

Professors Marion Festing and Sylvain Bureau’s innovations have been chosen as a result of a new international competition which “aims at uncovering innovative pedagogical approaches, understanding how they are being implemented in business schools and publishing a public and global report showcasing 10 of them.” It was recently established by LearnSpace, an accelerator for EdTech start-ups launched by Svenia Busson, who also co-founded Edtech Tours and wrote Exploring Education. “We received 150+ nominations from across the globe and it wasn't easy to select the 10 most innovative out of these,” she commented.

The submissions were reviewed by an independent jury made up of business education experts and pedagogy specialists: Caryn Beck-Dudley, president and CEO of AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International) and former Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University; Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor at Financial Times; Bernard Belletante, former Dean of business schools emlyon and Kedge; Dan LeClair, CEO at Global Business School Network (GBSN).

Marion Festing was rewarded for her award-winning serious game - Moving Tomorrow: An Intercultural Journey -, which combines traditional education, current research on intercultural management and the most up-to-date pedagogical methods to teach intercultural skills; Sylvain Bureau for his Art Thinking Workshop, a three-day seminar to learn Art Thinking: an agile method using the artist’s mindset to create the improbable with certainty. “I want to take this opportunity to congratulate once more Sylvain and Marion for their innovative projects, and their significant contribution to our unique educational model,” commented Faculty Dean Valérie Moatti. “As a reminder, both Sylvain and Marion received the innovation award set up by our European Faculty Evaluation Committee (EFAC) a few years ago.”

As a(nother) reminder, find out more about their innovations in these videos:

Serious Game

Art Thinking