The Blended learning teaching method consists in combining e-learning and face-to-face training to boost the efficiency of the learning process.
Our blended learning teaching methods
We now know that the efficiency of 100% online learning is inconclusive. It is essential for students to put the skills they have acquired into practice, and to progress within a community of fellow learners. This is the hybrid pedagogy that we have adopted in our schools.
3 teaching channels used in blended learning
As a Wild School student, you will enjoy access to our Odyssey online platform to learn how to code. You will perform a number of quests to allow you to master key
programming skills. You will also read the code written by your teammates in order to
develop your critical sense and help them to improve.
Every week, you will take part in dojos in small teams. This will enable you to solve
algorithmic problems. You will also attend workshops to put various themes (connected objects, design-thinking, security, etc.) into practice.
Practice makes perfect and this is nowhere more true than in learning how to code well. During your 5-month training period, you will complete 3 projects including 1 with a real client, and create your professional portfolio on GitHub. You will learn to master agile project management methods and the collaborative tools used in all tech companies, from Bangalore to Silicon Valley.
Learning how to learn
In the space of 5 months, we give our students the keys they need to become operational developers and, above all, to continue to learn and hone their skills throughout their careers. We teach them to look for and exploit the right resources, to maintain a technological vigil, to be autonomous in their learning, and to learn how to learn; above all, we want to inspire them with a taste for knowledge and the desire to progress.
“At Wild Code School, you’re immediately thrown into the deep end, in the actual practice of coding. You get a first-hand taste of coding before learning the theory, which helps you to understand why you do things in a certain way. This ‘backwards’ approach brought me a great deal. As we work on real projects, we are directly confronted with what awaits us after graduating from the school, with problems actually encountered by developers, and I find this approach really good. I think that this pedagogical approach can be transposed to many other professional areas. It’s the No.1 solution for professional retraining or for overqualified people unable to find a job.”
The Wilders Community
Because we always learn better with others than in isolation, talking is allowed – and even encouraged – at the Wild Code School. And the Wilders are real chatterboxes! One class of students exchange an average of 100,000 messages on our in-house chat system, talking about tutorials, tools, hacks, jobs, or just deciding who is bringing what to the party. It’s also a way for former students to continue supporting what is both a professional and private community.