The CSLP conducts solution-oriented research on learner success and the fulfilment of learning potential. Our research addresses four strand areas: educational technology, fluency and cognitive efficiency, language and literacy, and inquiry teaching and learning. Our overall focus is to develop evidenced-based tools and strategies that would positively impact prekindergarten to secondary education, postsecondary education, corporations and industry, health and social services and the NGO/community sector. We achieve this through diverse methodologies.
General Objectives and Priorities
To fulfill its mission, the CSLP has defined seven principal general objectives and priorities by which it is dedicated to making a long-term contribution to the quality of instruction and learning, and thereby to the quality of society.
- To establish collaborative and productive partnerships among researchers, educational practitioners and policy-makers.
- To conduct basic and applied research and systematic reviews.
- To address a range of learner and professional populations, including the disabled and gifted minorities, from preschool to postsecondary, all of whom face barriers, temporary or long-term, to achieving their potential in personal, academic and professional domains.
- To develop and evaluate curricular and technology-enhanced tools consistent with best practices in contemporary educational reform that have meaningful and generalizable effects and important social impact.
- To assemble an outstanding team of researchers and thinkers, from both within and outside Québec, involved in a range of basic and applied disciplines devoted to our mission.
- To transfer effective and widely applicable strategies promoting basic literacy and numeracy, core academic competencies, additional language learning, language and literacy, and enhanced learning capabilities that complement modern learning environments.
- To educate the next generation of innovators, including practitioners, scholar-researchers, and policy-makers, and to promote the blending of these roles wherever possible.
The CSLP internal structure has evolved gradually to complement its continuous process of self-evaluation, renewal, and rededication to its original goals through innovative projects. This structure has changed modestly over the years to reflect the added value of existing and new collaborations among researchers, the specific details of ongoing projects, and, above all, to promote in the most effective ways possible, the true interinstitutional nature of the CSLP. The CSLP makes a conscious effort, regularly reviewed internally, to adhere to and exceed the ideals and objectives of the creation of regroupements stratégiques.