Keynote lectures

The Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) offers keynote lectures throughout the year on topics related to post-secondary education. We also host the annual Keserwani Conference.

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Analysis of the impact of non-instructional smartphone use by students in the classroom: Key reflections for informed teaching practice

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 10:00 - 11:15
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Many researchers have shown that the smartphone, when used by students for non-teaching purposes in the classroom, gives rise to a whole range of problems that affect academic performance. There are many debates among researchers. Are there real cases of addiction? Does the smartphone have as many negative impacts as we tend to think? Is the smartphone just another device whose consequences are exaggerated, which would be tantamount to pointing the finger at the construction of a real "media (moral) panic" around its use? Undeniably, the smartphone is seen as a real nuisance, condemned by many teachers, parents and school administrators... 

*Presentation in French, followed by a bilingual discussion.

*Activity organized in collaboration with the research unit on the Advancement of Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (ASoTL).