In this talk I will share my experiences teaching in the Bachelor on Data Science program of CY Cergy Paris University. Created in 2018, this program aims to train data scientists with a strong base of mathematics and informatics and hands-on experiences, and is considered to be an incubator for innovative pedagogies within the university.
Teaching in this program meant transitioning from a classical teaching approach, lecturer-centered, to a more student-centered approach, incorporating in the process new pedagogies, like Project-Based-Learning. The students enrolled are from international and backgrounds, and the teaching experience in the last years was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This resulted in a deep questioning of the teaching practice that I believe will change forever the way we understand the role of the lecturer and the student in higher education.
I hope to share with the audience the challenges, successes and lessons learnt from this experience in the last years.