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.


Cognitive Bias in Education: the Pygmalion Effect

2020-07-29T15:15:32-04:002020/07/29|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Many of the judgments we make daily, although they may seem sensible to us, are, in fact, far from rational and can lead us to make bad decisions. These erroneous judgments are called cognitive biases, and some 250 different ones are known to date. While the teaching profession encourages the development of critical thinking skills, the learner-teacher relationship is nevertheless conducive to the development of some of these biases, and they can have a significant impact on learning.

Mini glossary of technology in learning

2020-07-23T14:03:05-04:002020/07/21|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

Learning is increasingly taking place in a technology-driven mode, whether or not it is combined with traditional classroom settings. Since this trend will become more prominent in the years to come, it is worthwhile to become familiar with these new realities. Here is a mini glossary of terms that will help you do just that.

Cognitive Bias: When Our Brain Plays Tricks On Us

2020-07-23T12:26:53-04:002020/07/15|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

We are all quite familiar with the phenomenon of optical illusions, but less so with the phenomenon of cognitive biases. However, these perceptual distortions that are to our mind what optical illusions are to our visual system lead us to make wrong judgments or bad decisions daily

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] The 3 Speeds of Thought

2020-06-25T14:18:35-04:002020/06/25|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Research|

In your opinion, is the human being first and foremost rational? This is a big question that can give rise to endless philosophical debates. But from the strict point of view of the sciences that study how our box of thoughts works, we have a good idea of the answer... even if we still have a lot to learn about this fascinating organ that is our brain.

3 Tips for Integrating Humour into Teaching

2020-05-27T14:34:15-04:002020/05/20|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

Thomas Bernhard once said, "Whoever can't laugh doesn't deserve to be taken seriously," a thought that would benefit from being given more consideration in teaching, even though humour has not yet received the attention it deserves.

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