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This site has as objective to introduce the persons, researches, publications and activities of the researchers and calibrated students who work within LabMÉCAS or who use it for research aims.


Recent news


Martin Riopel is now on L'Effet UQÀM

In this short video, Martin Riopel Martin Riopel Effet UQÀMsummarize how he gets involved and contributes within UQAM. See the video >> (French)



Organizing a conference with the CREAS: Issues of research in teaching mathematics and science and technology in Québec in the context of recent school reforms

Next April 22 & 23, the fourth annual conference of CREAS take this year a new form. Organized in collaboration with the research team in science and technology education at UQAM, it aims to promote research (sponsored research and work papers and theses of students) of the two teams in the areas of teaching of science and technology and mathematics. For more information, contact Patrice Potvin (potvin.patrice@uqam.ca).



Passage at the TV show Code Chastenay

On January 5, 2010, Patrice Potvin, Steve Masson and Martin Riopel went to the TV Show Code Chastenay (Télé-Québec) to discuss about neuroeducation. To view the show follow this link : http://video.telequebec.tv/video/2589



Conference at École Polytechnique of Mtl

MATI Montréal

On March 25, 2010, Patrice Potvin offered a conference on the use of a Mobile Laboratory for the Study of Learning Pathways (LabMÉCAS). You can now view the
video and the Powerpoint presentation (French only).


Recent publications

Does Classroom Explicitation of Initial Conceptions Favour Conceptual Change or is it Counter-Productive? Does Classroom Explicitation of Initial Conceptions Favour Conceptual Change or is it Counter-Productive?
Patrice Potvin, Julien Mercier, Patrick Charland et Martin Riopel
Research in science education
Publication year : 2011

Faire des élèves des perroquets
By Patrice Potvin
Published on http://www.centpapiers.com
March 18, 2010

Secondaire : Le milieu craint le plan de la ministre Patrice Potvin contributed to an article in La Presse newspaper published on March 18, 2010.

Utilisation des technologies pour la recherche en éducation scientifique
Martin Riopel, Patrice Potvin, Jesús Vázquez-Abad
Editions MultiMondes
Publication year : 2009
Regards multiples sur l'enseignement des sciences
Patrice Potvin, Martin Riopel, Steve Masson
Editions MultiMondes
Publication year : 2007