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IT's Contribution to the Development of Critical Thinking

Published March 25, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

Benoit Bolduc, director general of the AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale), presents the program of the upcoming 32nd symposium of the association to be held on June 6, 7 and 8 at Gatineau. Once again this year, the integration of IT in education has an important place at this event.

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Cultivating Critical Thinking -
From Montaigne to the Present

Published November 27, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

Benoit Bolduc, Director General of the AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale), presents the theme of its 32nd annual symposium which will take place in the Outaouais region this coming June. He invites the teachers of the Quebec college network as well as all others involved in higher education to respond to the event's call for workshops.

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Teaching and Learning Using Blogs

Published January 18, 2009  |  Multidisciplinary

Charles-Antoine Bachand Educational Advisor, Cégep de l'Outaouais

Charles-Antoine Bachand of Cégep de l'Outaouais explains why and how blogs can be interesting pedagogical tools.

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Concept Mapping: A Great Instructional Strategy That Encourages Transfer of Knowledge and Critical Thinking

Published August 30, 2018  |  Fashion Design

Heather Sorella Teacher, Collège LaSalle

A while back, in a marketing strategy course of the Fashion Marketing Program, I integrated a project where students would identify the problems experienced by a fashion retailer who was struggling. They then had to propose solutions, find objectives and strategies and create an action plan. It became a very linear project for the students: 2 assignments of 20 marks each. The students would get into groups of 5 and divide up the work, “You do part A, you do part B and I’ll do part C…” etc. Each student would summit their part and the assignment had very little cohesiveness. I even had to tell the students to at least assign the proofreading of the entire work to one of the members of the group and make sure they all used the same font. I could tell which of the students were doing the work.

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Game Thinking as a Strategy to Promote Deep Learning in Any Field

Published November 20, 2017  | 

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

While observing my students in Cégep Limoilou’s Video Game Design program, I noticed their ability to mobilize a specific skill set comprising critical analysis, problem solving and creativity. As I built the generic course plan for a new course, English for Video Game Design II, I included a gamification project to specifically hone these skills, often referred to as game thinking. After testing this approach with my students in the fall 2017 term, I am convinced it can benefit students in virtually any program.

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The Blog as a Monitoring Tool for Internships in Biotechnology

Published March 7, 2017  |  Biology

Alain Toutloff Teacher, Cégep de l'Outaouais

Supervising students well in class is one thing, but when it comes to doing so with respect to internships, it becomes much more complex. How do you follow their evolution and give value to everything they will have accomplished? By putting a blog into place, through the My Web Space hosted by Profweb, I was able to achieve several of my pedagogical objectives. I will share with you my first experience with my students in biotechnology.

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Martin Benoit - Pedagogical Blogger

Published March 16, 2008  |  Applied Arts

Martin Benoit Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Martin Benoit has had a love affair with technology for years. Starting with an e-mail account open to current and former students, he has now started a blog that puts his students in direct contact with professionals in their field.  

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Blog to Better English

Published February 1, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Joy Blake Teacher, Cégep de Granby

Finding time to learn new technologies to use in the classroom is never easy, yet it has become a necessity, given that today's students are digital natives. Already my students seem bored with PowerPoint. Another PowerPoint. Well, at least we won't have to take notes or All our teachers ask us to use PowerPoint. Can't we do something else?

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A Philosophy Course Specially Designed for Students in Springboard to a DCS

Published October 18, 2018  |  Philosophy

Rémi Robert Teacher, Cégep de Granby

Teaching in Springboard to a DCS involves several challenges: Increasing students' sense of competence by instilling in them structuring work methods; Helping students get to know themselves better by developing critical thinking; Getting students to seriously commit to their college career.

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The Modern Languages Departmental Blog

Published May 15, 2011  |  Languages and Literature

Jean-François Roy Teacher, Cégep Garneau

A new meeting space for the Modern Languages Department, a blog called 'TIC aux langues' was created with WordPress and has become a site of effective and animated academic exchanges among department members at Collège F-X-Garneau.

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Published January 18, 2018

3 Platforms to Create Video-Based Tasks that Actively Engage Students

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In 2018, cell phones, tablets and computers combined with free applications or software give us the ability to create high quality video and broadcast it within moments. The internet gives us access to vast free video resources. Yet in spite of these technological innovations, students still consume digital media mostly passively in classroom settings. Three free online platforms allow you to create different types of video-based tasks that engage your students more actively.

Multidisciplinary

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Published September 3, 2018

Active Learning

Jean Desjardins Learning Technology Advisor, Collège Sainte-Anne
Isabelle Senécal Director of Teaching, of Pedagogical Innovation and of International Development, Collège Sainte-Anne

The active learning methods have in common of placing the students in the middle of the learning process. Their teachers can then also think about giving them a role in the planning of the evaluation. Active learning is inspired by real-life contexts that are meaningful for the students, which can increase their level of motivation for the tasks that are suggested to them. It encourages durable learnings rather than using only their short-term memory.

Multidisciplinary

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Published November 3, 2015

Teachers’ Use of ICTs: What Do Students Think?

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the context of a research project funded by the “Fonds de Recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture” (FRQRSC), 311 students from Dawson College and Cégep André-Laurendeau were surveyed online, in French or English, about their teachers’ practices in the use of ICTs and cyber-learning. This survey allowed the researchers to collect data on the teachers’ use of technology as well as the students’ level of satisfaction regarding this use.

Multidisciplinary

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