Dr. Laferrière is a full professor of pedagogy in the Department of Studies in Teaching and Learning at l’Université Laval. She received her doctorate in Education from Boston University, Boston. She is an associate researcher at the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology (IKIT) at the University of Toronto, and an associate researcher with the Centre francophone
d’informatisation des organisations (CEFRIO), a knowledge transfer organization dedicated to the use of digital tools in organizations. Her research activities focus on networked learning environments with particular emphasis on teacher-student(s) interactions and peer interactions as electronically linked classrooms become reality in elementary and secondary schools as well as in faculties of education and postsecondary education, in general. And, has written extensively on ways that teacher education and professional development may be conducted: orientation documents, case studies, technical and research reports, articles, and book chapters.
Prof. Laferrière was the leader of the research theme “Educating the Educators” within the TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE Canada). She is currently the director of CRIRES, a multi university research center on successful schooling. She has been president of the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE /CSSE), and the president of the Canadian Education Association (2001-2002). Recently, she was the coordinator of CATE SIG Technology and
The Quebec Experience with large scale Pedagogical initiative/the future of Technopedagogie
SALTISE Conference 2013
2018 SALTISE Lifetime Achievement Award
SALTISE Conference 2018