Without teachers and books: Inha University in Tashkent talked about the unique “school 42”

On November 8, the co-founder of the unique French school 42, Kwame Yamgnane, gave a lecture for students at Inha University in Tashkent.

School 42 is a completely free educational initiative in the field of computer programming. The methodology developed by the founders 42 Nicolas Sadirac, Florian Boucher and Kwama Yamgnane, suggests that each student chooses the learning vector himself – no teachers and textbooks, and the school doors are open 24/7, even at night. The materials are designed in a playful way. Gamification, according to the creators of the program, helps maintain motivation for the entire training period, which can vary from 1.5 to 4 years.

Innovation School 42 is fundamentally different from the traditional education system around the world. There are no entrance exams and diplomas, teachers or textbooks. The training is automated and presented as a gameplay. The student is responsible for his studies. Only those who really need knowledge and not getting a diploma study here. The school combines the principles of teamwork and independent achievement of the goal. First, language C is mastered, after which the student himself chooses which languages ​​he wants to learn, following a certain hierarchy.

Today, School 42 is an international organization with more than 10 campuses on four continents.

It is worth noting that Kwame Yamgnan has more than 20 years of experience in the field of information technology, as well as significant experience in the industry. In 2013, Kwame co-founded School 42 in Paris, one of France’s leading software development schools, to confirm that classical education at colleges and universities is out of date. He previously participated in the creation and leadership of the French elite school of information technology and computer programming Epitech.

In the final part of the event, students asked questions to the speaker and received answers.