Adam Dubé

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

AERA-SRCD Early Career Fellow in Middle Childhood Education and Development

Adam Dubé
Contact Information
Email address: 
adam.dube [at]
1 (514) 398-3442
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Adam Kenneth Dubé is an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Associate Dean — Academic Programs for the Faculty of Education at McGill University. He is the McGill Faculty of Education Distinguished Teacher award recipient, the head of the Technology, Learning, & Cognition Lab (, and a joint Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the Society of Research in Child Development in middle childhood education and development.  He investigates how educational technology augments the learning process and teaches courses on the use of emerging educational technologies. His work on the use of tablet computers in education is published in book “Understanding tablets from early childhood to adulthood: Encounters with touch technology.” One focus area of his research asks whether educational tablet math games are able to simultaneously entertain and educate and it is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada as well as the Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Société et Culture. Another recent focus area is on how the use of digital assistants (smart speakers) affects the development of children's theories of artificial minds and is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  Altogether, Dr. Dubé's work on educational technology has gone so far as to inform the recent United Nations industry Guidelines on Digital Learning. 


Learning Sciences


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto

PhD in Psychology, University of Regina

MA in Psychology, University of Regina

Research areas: 
Child Development
Technology in Education
Mathematics and Science Learning
Areas of expertise: 

Educational Technology; Educational Video Games; Mathematical Cognition; Problem Solving: Cognitive Development; Theories of Learning 



Education Building 530; Dean's Office
Current research: 

Selected Grants:

Dubé, A. K. (PI)., (2021) Are math apps effective? Studying how they are made and used to improve children’s mathematics achievement and attitudes. SSHRC Insight Grant. $371,450.

Dubé, A. K. (PI) & Ubisoft Montreal. (2020-2021) Creating and testing effective teacher curriculum guides for the educational versions of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed games. MITACS Accelerate. $30,000

Dubé, A. K. (PI), Xu, C.*, & Sharma, R.* (2020-2021) Creating and testing teacher curriculum guides for Ubisoft’s Discovery Tour games. Social Innovation Fund Award, McGill Faculty of Education. $4,500

Dubé, A. K. (PI). (2020-2021) Technology, Learning, & Cognition Lab research funds. StarFall Education Foundation: Research Donation. $7,890

Dubé, F. (P.I), Dubé, A. K. (CI), Begon, M., Comeau, G., Creech, A., Després, J-P., & Laruendeau, D. (2020-2021) Élaboration, implantation et évaluation d'une plateforme numérique gamifiée pour aider de jeunes pianistes à acquérir les attitudes posturales inhérentes au jeu pianistique. SSHRC Insight. $384,487

Muis, K. R., & Dubé, A.K. (CI). (2020-2021) Fostering digital literacy in a post-truth era: A mixed-method investigation and pilot intervention. SSHRC Insight Development Grant. $74,732

Muis, K. R., & Dubé, A. K. (CI). (2020-2021) Fostering digital literacy in a post truth era: Training programs for teachers and students from K-12. Canadian Internet Registration Authority Community Investment Program. $43,980

Dubé, A. K. (PI), Talwar, V., & Patitsas, E. (2019-2022) Effect of digital assistant use on children's theories of artificial minds. SSHRC Insight Development Grant. $64,328

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 


2021 EdTech Leadership Award: Post-Secondary Leader of the Year, EDTECH Leadership Summit 2021

2021 Presidential Poster Session Selection [Top posters selection based on reviewer scores from 150+ accepted submissions], American Psychological Association

2020 Faculty of Education Distinguished Teaching Award [honoring excellence in teaching over several years], McGill University

2019 American Educational Research Association-Society for Research in Child Development Early Career Fellow in Middle Childhood Education and Development

2017 Campion College’s 100 Top Alumni

2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

2012 Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal, University of Regina

2012 President’s Distinguished Graduate Student Award, University of Regina

2009 Psychological Society of Saskatchewan’s Master’s Thesis Award 

2008 Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for a Master’s Thesis


Graduate supervision: 

Accepting students

See lab website for current and past members


Selected publications: 

Pearson, H., * & Dubé, A. K. (2021). 3D printing as and educational technology: Theoretical perspectives, learning outcomes, and recommendations for practice. Education and Information Technologies.

Dubé, A. K. & Wen, R.* (2021). The (un)changing role of technology in education. Psynopsis, 43 (3),8-9.

Dubé, A. K., & Wen, R.,* (2021). Identification and evaluation of technology trends in K-12 education From 2011 to 2021. Education and Information Technologies (2021).

Sharma, R.,* & Dubé, A. K. (2021). Towards the use of commercial games as educational tools. The Blue DOT, 13.

Dubé, A., K., & Dubé, N. J. (2020). Policies to guide the adoption of educational games into classrooms. Educational Technology Research and Development.

Dubé, A. K., Kacmaz, G.,* Wen, R.,* Xu, C.,* & Alam, S. S.* (2020). Identifying quality educational apps: Lessons from ‘top’ mathematics apps in the Apple App Store. Education and Information Technologies.

See CV for full list. 

Book images: 
Selected talks and presentations: 

See CV. 


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