Discover the Master of International Education and Training
This hybrid Master program is dedicated to the training of educators, teachers, socio-educational workers, counselors and trainers who wish to work in an intercultural and multilingual environment.
Central aims of the Master’s degree
The Master of International Education and Training (Master Formation de Formateurs à l’International) is designed for both French and English-speaking students within the framework of a hybrid training system, that involves on-site and distance learning. The program focuses on developing the skills of future educators, teachers, socio-educational workers, counselors and trainers who wish to accompany young people and adults involved in international mobility and tuition within intercultural contexts.
The program’s bilingual dimension leads not to a question of translating, but rather of using one language or the other depending on the communication situation. Course content is interdisciplinary by nature, combining education and language sciences with language and culture, so as to best meet the education and professional requirements in teaching, training and socio-educational careers, in today’s intercultural and multilingual contexts.
The program proposes content that encourages “intercultural encounters” between its students, and endeavors to facilitate such encounters between people who are distant both geographically and in terms of their professional environments. Both the content and the teaching/learning methods are based on these unifying objectives and specificities.
Training content and methods
The diversity of the student audience is channeled by the essential and unifying element of the training, namely that of socio-educational work in intercultural and multilingual contexts.
Training combines on-site sessions, virtual classes, online resources and collaborative work carried out in small groups. Such collective work and the students’ active engagement is a driver of the course, made possible through technical and pedagogical support, a work platform (Moodle) with integrated interactive virtual classes (Zoom), all organized around a common student calendar. The coherence of the system and its design makes the achievement of the theoretical training objectives feasible.
Although the drafting of a dissertation is a core component of the individual training process, the methods also include group work. One of the objectives of such group work is to show the ability to accompany and coach others in their own training. This aspect of the course, simultaneously ethical, deliberative and collegial, is common to all the teaching units.
Content is provided in French or English, without translation, and focuses on skills in 5 areas:
- Understanding the complexity of education and training in a globalized and multicultural world through a comparative approach to current education and training policies, systems and practices.
- Using analytical resources to develop training systems while taking account of cultural, linguistic, economic, social and organizational contexts.
- Developing cultural, intercultural and linguistic skills with a view to employment or careers development in the formal and informal education sector on an international level.
- Constructing a reflexive and ethical position with regard to the professionalism of educators and trainers by using research tools in education, language science and languages and cultures.
- Acquiring methods of analysis and questioning that allow students to become educators and counselors capable of managing entities in different international sectors and using two working languages: English and French.
This course encourages educational and linguistic diversity with a focus on training in professional skills and citizenship for inclusive societies.
Professors M. Derivry and R. Malet — Heads of the program
This Master's program addresses one of the risks facing training programs based on a hybrid system, as well as those with complete on-site training, namely the isolation of students and the reduction of the learning and training process to purely individual achievement and success. With this course, we aim to develop and share a unifying sense of cooperation in training by establishing an interdisciplinary and bi/multilingual culture through two working languages: English and French.
This conception innovates by its multilingual paradigm addressing not only the teaching of languages, but also teaching in languages, and training using and in languages. It also implies a new approach to education sciences and, especially, comparative education via processes of internationalization which evoke questions of inclusion/exclusion, promote a critical citizenship and, more broadly, teach democracy and social ties. Education and languages thus intertwine with the key challenges of our societies.
Head of program
Head of program