Established in 1988 and based at Concordia University, the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) is a research centre consisting of over 70 full members, research collaborators and/or associates, 20 support staff, and over 200 graduate students. Researchers are from Concordia (Education and Psychology), McGill, Université de Montréal, UQAM, Bishop's, Louisiana State, Johns Hopkins, Simon Fraser, UBC, Guelph, and McMaster universities, and at CEGEP Montmorency and Vanier and Dawson Colleges. CSLP partnerships span the Ministry of Education (Anglophone Services), the LEARN-RECIT, eight English language school boards, and some French language school boards. The CSLP is also actively involved in several Québec-based research networks and bodies such as the Développement, intégration et évaluation des technologies de formation et d'apprentissage (DIVA group), and the Centre de transfert pour la réussite éducative du Québec (CTREQ).
The objectives of the CSLP are fourfold:
to increase the theoretical and practical understanding
of the factors that promote and hinder the learning
and performance of complex skills; to provide training
and support to educators and administrators; to provide
the educational community with material and intellectual
resources regarding new ideas in education; and to train
students who have an interest in learning and performance
and who are enrolled in graduate studies within the
departments with which the centre and its members are
We continue to emphasize both basic and
applied research and encourage the dissemination of
our findings in a variety of forms. We publish our findings
in peer-reviewed journals, present at scholarly conferences,
and communicate with partners via our Advisory Board,
our web site and through activities such as our professional
development institutes and research fairs.
The CSLP/CEAP has led a variety of innovative research and development projects, involving hundreds of students from elementary, secondary and postsecondary educational institutions. Please see Research for a summary of the theme areas in which we conduct research, as well as a list of grants held by CSLP members. Also, under ICT Projects, you'll find a description of our projects related to technology use in schools.