The LIRDEF is a research team under the supervision of the University of Montpellier and the University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3.

The laboratory brings together some fifty teacher-researchers and researchers, forty PhD students, fifteen PRAG or PRCE PhD students, fifteen associate researchers and a secretary/manager.

The laboratory's research is focused on the fields of education and training. It focuses in particular on :

  • teaching-learning processes (in various teaching disciplines) ;
  • the activity of actors in a professional context (teachers, trainers and other actors from various professions);
  • socialization, professionalization and identity-building processes;
  • education for (in particular, sustainable development and responsibility);
  • history of teaching (in partnership with CEDRHE);
  • engineering of educational situations (video training, simulation).

The laboratory is structured around 3 axes:

LIRDEF is currently involved in several nationally or internationally funded research projects: OPTIMATTPRO (IFCE, 2015-2019), FARTEQ (IFCE, 2017-2022), AREN (e-FRAN, Inv. d'Avenir, 2016-2020) or EIEDD (ANR-FRQC, 2017-2020)...

It is a support laboratory for the ACEF (Analyses et Conception en Education et Formation, UPVM), DDS (Didactique Des Sciences, UM, Univ. Lyon 1, ENS Lyon) and 4 MEEF (Métiers de l'Enseignement, de l'Éducation et de la Formation, UM) Masters programs.



University of Montpellier
Faculty of Education
2, place Marcel Godechot
34092 Montpellier Cédex 5

Tel: +33 (0)4 67 61 83 12

For doctoral and post-doctoral studies, please contact the laboratory referent: Frédéric Torterat
For further information, please contact the secretariat

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