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NO LECTURES. NO TEACHERS. NO CLASSES.
Thanks to its innovative teaching methods, 42 is able to offer training par excellence without resorting to lectures. The pedagogical staff are available to help the students find their own solutions. In order to progress at 42, you have to work with others, learn with the community to overcome challenges and then, share your experience with your peers. You don’t learn programming by copying algorithms and codes!
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
At 42, students are responsible for their own success within a 100% practical curriculum. Surpassing oneself is the only way to move forward: You can always leverage the strength of the group; give and share information, as well as learn and train at the same time. This growing collective intelligence helps students understand how a professional environment works.
FAILING IS PROGRESSING
At 42, failing is not the end. It is AN end. It’s the path to success: test your code, understand your mistakes, correct them and move forward. At 42, you are rewarded for finding your own solutions. This is not about mindlessly copying a model. Understanding is what matters.
If you apply to 42, don’t expect a “knowledgeable” person to teach you anything. You have to find the answers by yourself or ask fellow students to show you and explain what you in turn will learn and transmit to someone else. This method allows you to move forward and sharpen your skills through research, experimentation and defending your personal approach to a given problem.
In classical learning, evaluation happens at the end of the curriculum. At 42, this is when you learn the most. Peer evaluation requires students to evaluate each other’s work with the help of a grading scale established by the pedagogical staff. A specially-developed AI will also evaluate you to validate. This system supports dialogue and allows sharing of advice that will help students move forward and seek alternative methods. There is never one specific answer at 42. There is not one single model you must reproduce and learn by heart.
GROUP WORK IS NOT CHEATING
In a classroom, it’s usually ill-advised to join forces or share advice in order to solve a problem. At 42, it’s the other way around. When projects get too tough to tackle, creating a group helps share different points of view. By approaching someone struggling with the same problem, you can share your thoughts and perspectives, and collaborate to find a solution.