research and studies

Better understand recent research findings in writing and reading

The Quebec Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research (MEESR) offers on its website a few video clips aimed at helping school stakeholders to appropriate the results of recent research on writing and writing. reading.

The Wikipedia encyclopedia celebrates its 15th anniversary

This week, the collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia celebrated its 15th anniversary. Founded in January 2001, Wikipedia is now one of the most visited sites in the world.

UQAM researchers demonstrate the effectiveness of the game Slice Fractions

In particular, they found that it allows Grade 3 students to reach the level of Grade 4 students in understanding fractions after only 3 hours of play!

Cell Phones in Teens: Are Parents' Concerns True?

The widespread use of cell phones among adolescents worries many parents. Are they right to worry? Are their fears founded? An American study is interested in these questions.

Academic success: Beware of excessive use of video games (but not social media!)

A recent British study found that heavy use of video games for non-educational purposes would negatively impact students' academic performance, but not heavy use of social media.

Brain and pedagogy: Principles truly supported by science

In the second part of his presentation at the symposium "School perseverance - What neuroscience can teach us", organized by the Canadian Education Association (ACE) ", Dr. Steve Masson outlined neurological principles with real positive repercussions. in education.

Towards the end of myths about how the brain works in education

Take science into account in educational approaches, yes, but first make sure that this science is genuine! Dr. Steve Masson debunks 6 common myths in education, sometimes very stubborn, including the one that suggests adapting teaching to learning styles to promote student success.

University of Sherbrooke and UQAM researchers tackle students' declining interest in science and technology

This survey sheds new light on the factors that influence elementary and secondary students' interest in S&T in school.

Social media, little used at school, even feared by teachers

A recent American study notes that despite their popularity and the enthusiasm of students for them, social media is used very little in school.

Get girls interested in computer science by arranging classes differently?

Current data shows that girls are on the whole less interested than boys in computer science. Could stereotypes and the layout of computer classrooms have something to do with it?