Alain Breuleux

Title: 
Dr.
Academic title(s): 

Associate Dean - Academic Programs

Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)

Contact Information
Email address: 
alain.breuleux [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-4228 | 514-398-6952
Department: 
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Degree(s): 

B.Sc., Université de Montréal

M.Sc., Université de Montréal

Ph.D., Université de Montréal

Research areas: 
Cognition
Mathematics and Science Learning
Creating online communities of inquiry
Cognition and instruction
Use of new technologies
Cultural Historical Activity Theory and complex cognition
Discourse Analysis
Area of expertise: 

Research-practice partnerships with school teachers, consultants, and administrators to investigate learning, professional development, expertise, and to co-design technology-enabled networks for learning and advanced pedagogical practices.

The cognitive, collaborative, and interpersonal processes involved in collaborative and participatory instructional design and reflection. 

Design-based research approaches. Professional learning communities. Ethnographic video data collection and analysis. The analysis of planning from think-aloud protocols.

 

Selected publications: 

Forthcoming publications

Lamon, M., & Laferrière, T., & Breuleux, A. (in print). Networked communities. In P. Resta, Ed., Teacher development in an e-learning age: A policy and planning guide. Paris: UNESCO.

Chapters in edited volumes

Laferrière, T., Breuleux, A., Allaire, S., Hamel, C., Law, N., Montané, Hernandez, O., Turcotte, S., & Scardamalia, M. (2015). The Knowledge Building International Project (KBIP): Scaling up Professional Development for Effective Uses of Collaborative Technologies. In Chee-Kit Looi & Laik Woon The (Eds). Sustaining and scaling educational innovations. Springer.

Articles in refereed journals

Voogt, J., Laferrière, T., Breuleux, A., Itow, R., Hickey, D., & McKenney, S. (2015). Collaborative design as a form of professional development. Instructional Science, 43(2), 259-282. doi: 10.1007/s11251-014-9340-7

Laferrière, T.,Barma, S., Gervais, F., Hamel, C., Allaire, S., Breuleux, A. (2012). Teaching, learning, and knowledge building: The case of the remote networked school initiative. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 40, 96

Turcotte, S., Laferriere, T., Hamel, C., & Breuleux, A. (2010). Multilevel innovation in remote networked schools. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 23(4), 285-299.

Laferrière, T., Montané, M., Gros, B., Alvarez, I., Bernaus, M., Breuleux, A., Allaire, S., Hamel, C., Lamon, M. (2008). Partnerships for Knowledge Building: An Emerging Model. Canadian Journal of Learning Technologies, 36 (1).

Laferrière, T., Erickson, G., & Breuleux, A. (2007). Innovative models of web-supported university-school partnerships. Canadian Journal of Education, 30(1), 211.

Breuleux, A., Erickson, G., Laferrière, T., Lamon, M. (2002). Devis sociotechniques pour l’établissement de communautés d’apprentissage en réseau pour l’intégration pédagogique des TIC en formation des maîtres. Revue des sciences de l’éducation, 28, 393-416. Available: http://www.erudit.org/revue/rse/2002/v28/n2/007361ar.html [Accessed 2004-12-17].
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Available on-line

Large, A., Beheshti, J., Breuleux, A., and Renaud, A. (1995). A comparison of information retrieval from print and CD-ROM versions of an encyclopedia by elementary school children. Information Processing and Management 30, 499-513.

Silva, M. & Breuleux, A. (1994). The use of participatory design in the implementation of internet-based collaborative learning activities in K-12 classrooms. Interpersonal Computing and Technology: An Electronic Journal for the 21st Century, 2, pp. 99-128. [URL:http://www.helsinki.fi/science/optek/1994/n3/silva.txt].

Conference proceedings

Breuleux, A., Laferrière, T. Barma, S., Heo, G.M., Beck, S., Baradaran, N., & Vanlint, A. (2018). Open discussions of historical activity inquiry questions. In J. Kay & R. Luckin (Eds.), Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018, Volume 2 (pp. 1153-1156). London, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Breuleux, A., Heo, G. M., Fréchette, S., Rye, K., Saada, J., & Kobiela, M. (2018). The transformation of participation at the boundary between teaching and research practices. In M. Cukurova, J. Hunter, W. Holmes, V. Dimitrova (Eds.), RIPI-ICLS 2018 Research-Informed Practice and Industry, Proceedings for the ICLS 2018 Practitioner and Industrial tracks. Available: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2128/researchpractice7.pdf

Charles, E. S., Breuleux, A., Cassidy, R., Whittaker, C., Lenton, K., & Choquette, J. (2018). Research-Practice Partnerships Supporting Adoption of Active Learning. In M. Cukurova, J. Hunter, W. Holmes, V. Dimitrova (Eds.), RIPI-ICLS 2018 Research-Informed Practice and Industry, Proceedings for the ICLS 2018 Practitioner and Industrial tracks. Available: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2128/designsci1.pdf

Breuleux, A. & Goldstein, E. (2015). The collaborative design of innovative learning spaces: Formative change laboratory interventions. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 847-856). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Dayan, L., Breuleux, A., Heo, G. M. & Nong, L. (2015). Use of video records of classroom practices to support teacher reflection in a professional learning network. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 1100-1109). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Nong, L., Breuleux, A., Heo, G. M., Dayan, L., Rye, K., Morotti, T., Rae-Nutter, L. & Fréchette, S. (2015). The Evolution of a Teacher Professional Learning Network for Digital Literacy. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 408-416). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Heo, G. M. & Breuleux, A. (2015). Facilitating online interaction and collaboration in a professional learning network. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1170-1177). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Nong, L., Breuleux, A., & Heo, G. M. (2015). Fostering a technology-rich professional learning community: A design-based research cycle. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1236-1244). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Heo, G. M., Anderson, D., Goyetche, M.H., Taker, D. & Breuleux, A. (2011). Distributed leadership facilitating collaboration in a teacher community of practice. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 1529-1534). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved December 9, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/36513.

Heo, G. M. & Breuleux, A. (2009). Roles of initiators and interaction patterns: Exploring an informal online community at the interpersonal plane. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2009 (pp.13-17). Rhodes, Greece.

Conference Presentations

Breuleux, A., Laferrière, T. Barma, S., Heo, G.M., Beck, S., Baradaran, N., & Vanlint, A. (2018). Open discussions of historical activity inquiry questions. Paper presentation at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS). London, UK.

Breuleux, A., Heo, G. M., Fréchette, S., Rye, K., Saada, J., & Kobiela, M. (2018). The transformation of participation at the boundary between teaching and research practices. Paper presentation at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, London, UK. 

Charles, E. S., Breuleux, A., Cassidy, R., Whittaker, C., Lenton, K., & Choquette, J. (2018). Research-Practice Partnerships Supporting Adoption of Active Learning. Paper presentation at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, London, UK. 

Breuleux, A., Kobiela, M., Heo, G.M., Oliveira, I., Corriveau, C., Baradaran, N., & Beck, S. (2018). Learning in and across sites of a research-practice partnership. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New York.

Breuleux, A. (Chair) (2017, August). Rich artefacts at the boundary of the activity systems of teaching and research. Interactive symposium conducted at the 5th Congress of the International Society for Cultural-historical and Activity Research (ISCAR). Québec City.

Breuleux, A. (2017, August). Response to Kris Gutiérrez’ keynote address. Presented at the 5th Congress of the International Society for Cultural-historical and Activity Research (ISCAR). Québec City

Heo, G.M., & Breuleux, A. (2017, August). Conceptualizing a professional learning network through the lenses of communities of practice and activity theory. In Breuleux (Chair), Rich artefacts at the boundary of the activity systems of teaching and research. Interactive symposium conducted at the 5th Congress of the International Society for Cultural-historical and Activity Research (ISCAR). Québec City.

Reed, M., VanSchaik, M, & Breuleux, A. (2017, August). How does learning look? Critical reflection on visual data of classroom activities. Interactive symposium conducted at the 5th Congress of the International Society for Cultural-historical and Activity Research (ISCAR). Québec City.

Breuleux, A. (2017, April). Collaborative reflective discourse in a teacher PLC: Capturing the conversational regime. In A. Segal (Chair), Teacher Discussions of Problems of Practice: Conceptualizing and Investigating “Productive” Pedagogical Discourse. Interactive poster session accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Antonio, TX.

Heo, G.M., & Breuleux, A. (2017, April). Orchestrating different modes of reflective activities to foster a culture of reflection in a professional learning network. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Antonio, TX.

Breuleux, A., & Allaire, S. (2017, May). Les passages frontaliers (« boundary crossing ») entre les pratiques collaboratives de recherche et d’enseignement. Colloque présenté au 85ème congrès de l’Acfas. Montreal.

Breuleux, A., & Laferrière, T. (2016, June). Expansive learning and visibilization in teacher collaborative design. In S. Barma (Chair), Transforming educators’ mere work into collaborative practices to enhance learning. Symposium conducted at the Nordic ISCAR 7th conference. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Breuleux, A., & Laferrière, T. (2016, June). Expansive learning and visibilization in teacher collaborative design. In S. Barma (Chair), Transforming educators’ mere work into collaborative practices to enhance learning. Symposium conducted at the Nordic ISCAR 7th conference. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Breuleux, A. (2016, May). Fondements, caractéristiques et particularités des méthodologies dérivées de perspectives socioculturelles. Opening talk, ACFAS Colloquium on PÉRISCOPE : méthodologies dérivées de perspectives socioculturelles pour composer avec les enjeux de la recherche en partenariat. UQÀM, Montreal.

Breuleux, A., & Laferrière, T. (2016, April). Teacher collaborative design as expansive learning. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Washington, DC.

Dayan, L., Breuleux, A., Heo, G. M. & Nong, L. (2016, April). Promoting collective teacher reflection through the use of video clips of authentic classroom events. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Washington, DC.

Heo, G.M., & Breuleux, A. (2016, April). Peer observation with collective reflection for enhancing reflective teaching practice in a professional learning network. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Washington, DC.

Breuleux, A., Heo, G.M., & Nong, L. (2015, August). A change laboratory to foster a professional learning network (the CCCM project). Paper presentation at the Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus.

Heo, G.M., & Breuleux, A. (2015). Exploration of a professional learning network through the communities of practice framework. Paper accepted for presentation at the Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus.

Breuleux, A. (2015, June). Formative change laboratory intervention for educational design. Invited paper presentation at the Annual SALTISE Conference.

Heo, G.M., & Breuleux, A. (2015, May). Transitions from elementary to secondary in math: Differences in beliefs and practice between elementary and secondary teachers. Paper presentation at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). Ottawa.

Nong, L., Breuleux, A., & Heo, G.M. (2015, June). The early phase of a successful professional learning community: the Creating, Collaborating, and Computing in Mathematics (CCC-M) partnership. Paper presentation at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). Ottawa.

Breuleux, A., Heo, G.M., (2015, June). Teacher Collaborative Design (T_CODE) as expansive learning. Paper presentation at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). Ottawa.