Catherine Meilleur has over 15 years of experience in research and writing. Having worked as a journalist and educational designer, she is interested in everything related to learning: from educational psychology to neuroscience, and the latest innovations that can serve learners, such as virtual and augmented reality. She is also passionate about issues related to the future of education at a time when a real revolution is taking place, propelled by digital technology and artificial intelligence.


Cheating, Uncertainty and Humour in The Classroom: Test Your Knowledge!

2021-06-10T11:42:44-04:002021/06/10|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Test Yourself, Uncategorized|

Do you know the most effective ways to counteract student cheating? Do you know what factors most encourage students to cheat, depending on whether they are in elementary, high school or university? Do you have an idea of the best strategy for dealing with uncertainty? Do you know how learners and teachers perceive humour in the classroom and what principles teachers should follow to make good use of it?

3 Ages of the Brain Under the Microscope of Neuroscience

2021-05-27T10:24:42-04:002021/05/27|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience|

Over the last few decades, neuroscience has begun to confirm or refute certain hypotheses we had about how the brain works, in addition to leading us down new paths of knowledge. Given the complexity of this fascinating organ, we are only at the beginning of this promising exploration. However, thanks to brain imaging, we know a little more about some of its particularities at different stages of life and their links with learning.

Mastering skills in 3 steps

2021-05-12T13:02:34-04:002021/05/12|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Observing our peers is not only our first mode of learning, but it remains one of the most effective even in adulthood. In the social-cognitive theory of psychologist Albert Bandura, this process at the basis of human development and behaviour is called "modelling" or vicarious experience. Three steps have been identified as essential for obtaining optimal results.

Tips for Better Learning: Test Your Knowledge!

2021-05-05T10:18:30-04:002021/05/05|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Test Yourself|

Do you know the best tips for taking notes or the most common myths about learning? Do you know Elmore's four modes of learning that correspond to our personal theories on the subject and influence the way we learn? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

Modeling or Learning Through Observation

2021-05-05T16:01:37-04:002021/04/28|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

"Modeling" consists of learning by observing, not simply to imitate one's model, but to go beyond it by interpreting and using the observed behaviours in a personal way. Also called "vicarious experience," this process is the basis of human development and behaviour, according to the psychologist Albert Bandura who brought it to light.

At the very heart of the feeling of personal effectiveness

2021-05-05T16:04:07-04:002021/04/14|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Do you think you can find the motivation and perseverance to achieve a goal if you are not convinced you can? According to the self-efficacy theory of the eminent Canadian psychologist Albert Bandura, pioneer of the social-cognitivist movement, if you have little confidence in your abilities, your chances of achieving your goals are slim.

Brain activity in numbers

2021-05-05T16:05:57-04:002021/03/24|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience|

Our brain is never really at rest. When it is not busy with a specific task, it can daydream or ruminate, depending on our mood, but it never stops being active. This is what neuroscientists have uncovered by discovering the functioning of its so-called "default" network, which is activated in a way that is opposite to the executive network that manages our high-level cognitive processes.

The Adult Learner: Test Your Knowledge!

2021-05-05T16:22:57-04:002021/03/11|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Test Yourself|

Do you know what makes the adult learner different? Do you have any idea of the principles involved in designing adult-friendly elearning? Do you know what informal learning and self-study are? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

Intelligent Adaptive Learning at a Glance

2021-05-05T16:09:46-04:002021/03/03|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Online|

Intelligent adaptive learning is the modern version of personalized learning whose first traces date back to the 19th century. Powered by artificial intelligence, this customized learning can tailor training to a learner's particular profile, needs and interests. Above all, it can generate in real-time the learning path that is most likely to enable the learner to achieve his or her objectives.

Artificial Intelligence: Test Your Knowledge!

2021-05-05T16:11:43-04:002021/02/18|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Test Yourself|

Do you know what artificial intelligence is? Do you have an idea of its history? In what fields it is used? Do you know its most promising branch and what it can achieve? Do you know where it can compete with and surpass human beings? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

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