Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives


  • Perseverons

  • Program: eFran

  • Duration: January 2016 - December 2019

  • Coordinator: PY Oudeyer, Inria Flowers

  • Partners: Inria Flowers

  • Funding: 140 keuros

The Perseverons project (Perseverance with / by digital objects), coordinated by the university via the ESPE (Higher School of Teaching and Education) of Aquitaine, and by the Rectorat of Bordeaux via the DANE (Academic Delegation digital education), aims to measure the real effectiveness of digital techniques in education to improve school motivation and perseverance, and, in the long term, reduce dropout. The project proposes to analyze the real effects of the use of two types of objects, robots, tablets, by comparing the school and non-school contexts of the fablabs. It is one of the 22 winners http://www.gouvernement.fr/efran-les-22-laureats of the "E-Fran" call for projects (training, research and digital animation spaces), following the Monteil mission on digital education, as part of the Investissement d'Avenir 2 program http://ecolenumerique.education.gouv.fr/2016/09/23/1244/. Formed of 12 sub-projects, "perseverons" has many partnerships, especially with the Poppy Education project of Inria Flowers. It is funding the PhD of Thibault Desprez.

Partner schools

In 2018, we have 36 partner schools (show Fig 39). 15 directly from the Poppy Education project. 19 new establishments were equipped in September 2017 by the Perseverons project. 21 of these establishments are located in Gironde. We have 27 high schools, 5 middle school.

Figure 39. List of partner schools