In my classes, (whehever possible) I apply principles of the ‘Flipped classroom’, which consists in reversing the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional material before the classroom and by using the class to actively discuss the readings through polls, team work and debates (my personal hero on that matter is Physics professor Eric Mazur, this lecture sums it all up: Confession of a Converted Lecturer). I like to use Schoology, a platform that allows students and teachers to interact informally online (just like in a social media). Students post their remarks on the readings (either a textbook chapter or a scientific article), ask questions and raise problems before the class. This system allows to quickly identify which concepts are understood and which ones are problematic. We then use the system Poll Everywhere to stimulate discussions during class by asking questions which students answer using SMS - Poll Everywhere then displays the results and when opinions are split, students advocate for both sides and we steer the debate in the right direction if needed. 

Here are the courses I'm currently teaching.

At Sciences Po:

Psychology and Public Policies (KAFP3670): It isn't enough to have the right policy idea: public policies can be well-intended yet fail because they are not received as planned by the public. Governments around the world are thus applying behavioural sciences to improve policy-making by relying on a more realistic model of human behaviour (e.g., Obama's Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, the Behavioural Insight's Team in Downing Street, the EU Policy Lab, etc.). The goal of the class is to introduce basic theories and experimental findings in psychology to foster more innovative policy-making and to improve citizens' well-being. Each class will provide opportunities to identify obstacles created by people's natural biases and to select the right levers to counter these biases. This psychological toolbox will then be put to use to solve concrete public action issues and to potentiate the efficacy of traditional policy levers (regulations, incentives, and information).

For the CogMaster at the ENS:

Building blocks in social cognition (CA11): The goal of this course is to better understand the main cognitive systems involved in social cognition: perception of social information, theory of mind, social categorization, social learning, reputation management, social dominance and cooperation.

Principles of evolutionary biology for the cognitive sciences (CA9): This course aims to present the main concepts and tools needed to study cognition in evolutionary terms. The focus will be on human psychology, but many examples will be drawn from comparative psychology and animal ecology. The course will focus on the social domain, but also will address issues such as sex, learning or cultural differences.

And classes I taught in the past:

February & April 2014: Invited Professor on Human Motivation at the OPEN MIND master program in cognitive science, University of Bucharest, Romania. The full syllabus be downloaded here.

March –April 2013: Invited Professor on Social Cognition at the OPEN MIND master program in cognitive science, University of Bucharest, Romania. The full syllabus be downloaded here.

September 2009 – January 2010: Introduction to cognitive psychology, BA and MA students, American University of Paris; France. The full syllabus can be downloaded here.