The PIL is a learning centre gathering five different compensation structures:
- One compensation structure focusing on the reintegration of students into formal education and training is the concept of ‘flipped classroom’ (classe inversée); this pedagogical method focuses more on discussion in the classroom and less on lecturing.
- A second compensation structure focusing on sustainable development and global solidarity (Lycée de la Solidarité Internationale - LSI). Students develop VET skills in the field of green energy and engage in volunteering activities.
- A third compensation structure focusing on the acquisition of VET skills in different fields (Lycée des Futurs - LDF) and aiming at preparing an interactive exhibition on themes related to the environment and sustainable development.
- A fourth compensation structure focusing on sports-related careers. Via sport, students develop school-related skills and can regain interest in school (sport and English; sport and history, science and sport, etc.);
- A fifth compensation structure offering learning opportunities to young people who have serious psychological problems and are treated in medical institutions (Lycée au Long Cours).
These five second chance structures were designed by teachers themselves.
The pedagogical approach of the LSI and the LDF is based on learning by doing. The PIL has no director. It is jointly led by all teachers (13.5 Full Time Equivalent - FTE teachers) and two educators.
This fiche focuses on the structures offering VET: the LSI and the LDF.