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Introducing the LIRE (EA 7483)

The Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Research in Education (LIRE) was recognised in 2017 as a research group by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI). The research policy developed within the LIRE aims to address the following question: “How can education promote individual and collective emancipation in order to contribute to the rise in the initial level of education and populations in New Caledonia and Oceania?”

While education research is widely discussed in various national and international contexts, the issue of educational success in a multicultural Oceanian context is innovative and has few references in the literature. Indeed, In most countries of Oceania, the uniqueness of the historical, environmental (colonial past), geographical (isolation of many territories, diversity of climates, insularity), political (diversity of institutional status), economic (inequalities of development) and social (multicultural societies environments) is a matter that needs to be questioned in educational contexts that are often changing and emancipated. This is the case in New Caledonia.


Research Topics

The LIRE’s research themes are in line with both axis I (diversity and pluralism of environments) and axis II (health improvement) of research focus at the UNC.

The current interest in Education and an increasingly strong integration into its regional environment naturally lead the research team to approach the issue of educational success in a multicultural context through the prism of three themes which, treated in a systemic way, favour the multiple and interdisciplinary approaches:

  • Innovation in Education: didactics, pedagogy, languages, cultural and Pacific knowledge, digital technology
  • Health and well-being of youth in Oceania: psycho-social skills, development of a culture of initiative, responsibility, commitment, autonomy and cooperation
  • Comparative analyses of educational systems and educational policies in Oceania