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Enriching the traditional practice of plastic arts with digital technology

Today we are discussing the added value of the tactile tablet in the teaching of visual arts with David Cohen, digital mediator at the Canopé creation and educational support network (France).

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Today we are discussing the added value of the tactile tablet in the teaching of visual arts with David Cohen, digital mediator at the Canopé creation and educational support network (France).

Among the advantages, David points out the ease of switching from one application to another and the possibility for the students to use other media such as photos or videos. However, he recommends not eliminating the traditional practice and instead using digital technology to enrich learning. In this interview, David also presents his professional background as well as the mission of the Canopé network.

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Marc-André Girard
Marc-André Girard
Marc-André Girard holds a bachelor's degree in social studies education (1999), a master's degree in history education (2003), a master's degree in education management (2013) and a doctorate in education (2022). He specializes in school-based change management and educational leadership. He is also interested in the 21st century competencies to be developed in education. He is a principal in a public high school and gives conferences on educational leadership, pedagogical approaches, change in schools and the professionalization of teaching. He has participated in educational expeditions in France, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Morocco. In September 2014, he published the book "Le changement en milieu scolaire québécois" with Éditions Reynald Goulet and, in 2019, he published a trilogy on the 21st century school with the same publisher. He is a frequent contributor to L'École branchée on educational issues. He is very involved in everything that surrounds the professional development of teachers and principals as well as the integration of ICT in education. In March 2016, he received a CHAPO award from AQUOPS for his overall involvement. He is a recipient of the Régent-Fortin 2022 scholarship awarded by ADERAE for the significant contribution of his doctoral studies to the development of practice and knowledge in educational administration.