• teaching methods

Role-playing Games: training where you are the hero

Role-playing Games are by no means new. They proved their usefulness in the context of training and development. They offer endless possibilities whilst distinguishing themselves from their cousins – serious games, case studies and simulations – as they immerse the learner in a tale of which they are both authors and actors. Let us zoom […]

19 May 2022
The Drivers of Emotional Intelligence
  • Learner experience

The Drivers of Emotional Intelligence

Today, emotion is no longer a taboo subject, it is even at the heart of famous soft skills. But what is an emotion? How did the concept of emotional intelligence develop? What is its impact in training? Answers from Camille Besson, Educational Designer & Dorothée Cavignaux-Bros, Training Engineer & Doctor in Science of Education.   […]

25 April 2022
"The pleasure of learning in adult education", a FFFOD conference
  • Conferences
  • Learning

“The pleasure of learning in adult education”, a FFFOD conference

Last Thursday, March 24th, I had the pleasure of attending the conference “The pleasure of learning in adult education” organised by the FFFOD and hosted by Dorothée Cavignaux-Bros, Training Engineer at IFCAM & PhD in Education & Training Science, and Jean Vanderspelden, administrator at the FFFOD & consultant at ITG Paris. A moment of reflection […]

30 March 2022
Can we learn without intending to?
  • Learning

Can we learn without intending to?

Some consider that learning requires prior intention, while others consider that intention is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for learning. Intention, in the context of learning, can cover two aspects. Intention for oneself, when the subject sets out to acquire competencies, and intention for others, when the demand for development comes from a […]

13 January 2022
Why does our notion of intelligence impact our learning potential?
  • cognitive sciences
  • Learning

Why does our notion of intelligence impact our learning potential?

Monday, October 18, 2021, 9:30 a.m., Salle Grainetier, Silvae, Montrouge. Two learners start a course. They know each other well and one says to the other: “I’m not worried about you, you’ll manage to understand and learn everything, you’re lucky, you’re intelligent and you’ve always had a gift for learning”. This fixated notion of intelligence […]

28 October 2021
Podcasting in training: a fad or a real pedagogical interest?
  • teaching methods
  • trends

Podcasting in training: a fad or a real pedagogical interest?

It is undeniable that the podcast is gaining in popularity. Everyday, 87% of French people listen to news in audio format(1). But can we learn from podcasts? Can we learn by walking down the street, without taking notes? In a world where productivity has become the watchword, podcasts are popular, particularly because they can be […]

21 September 2021
Agency or the art of acting on one's learning
  • Learning

Agency or the art of acting on one’s learning

In education, agency is the power of a learner to act on his or her learning and to be an actor. At IFCAM, we are convinced that a learner who constructs his or her own knowledge and therefore mental representations benefits from deeper learning, better memorization of information, strong commitment and more solid connections between […]

28 April 2021
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