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The XXIInd International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology

Reconnecting and Celebrating Diversities

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  

July 6 - 9, 2017

Meet you in Montreal!

After thirty-five years of absence in Canada, the time has come to reconnect the continents in which Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) thrives. 

The theme of this year’s congress is Reconnecting and Celebrating Diversities. The purpose is to reunite international scholars, students and practitioners who have been using PCP in interdisciplinary fields, and scholars who are developing creative methodologies, that can be associated to PCP, to understand human experience in a four-day event. This will be the first time in history when this congress will be held in the province of Québec.

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Organizing committee

Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson is an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology Program in the Department of Education at Concordia University. Prior to joining Concordia University, she served as postdoctoral fellow at Carleton University and she taught in public and private elementary and secondary schools. She holds her degrees from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Davidson’s research revolves around developing learning communities with school personnel, using innovative pedagogies, such as problem-based learning, to improve student learning, and maker culture in a perspective of social innovation. She has expertise in collaborative action-research and in using techniques for inquiring into action, developing consensus, moving forward with practices and evaluating impact.

Nadia Naffi is a PhD candidate in education at Concordia University in Montréal. She is a consultant in the development of online courses, with over twenty years of experience working in educational settings. She specializes in the design of synchronous and asynchronous training and interactive learning in a socio-constructivist perspective. Her research focuses on how host society youth construe online interactions about the Syrian refugee crisis after the recent terror attacks, how they construe patterns of relationships in situations involving online transnational interactions about the Syrian refugee crisis, and how they predict the role played by online content in the offline integration and inclusion processes of Syrian refugee youth in the host societies.

Dr. Giuliana Cucinelli is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Technology Program in the Department of Education at Concordia University, and the co-director of the Community and Differential Motilities cluster for Concordia University's Institute for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology. She is also a research affiliate of the Mobilities Lab at Concordia University.

Cucinelli's research-creation program explores the areas of digital media theory and production including social media, media education, youth culture and digital media practices, interactive media theory and production, critical pedagogy, teacher education, community/cultural/media activism, emergent media practices, inter-generational storytelling, critical disabilities, ageing and technology, and mobilities.

Dr. Richard F. Schmid is a Professor of Education at Concordia University and Department Chair. His research interests include the uses of technology for learning especially at the postsecondary level. He leads a team in the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance that has published major systematic reviews of technology integration in tertiary learning environments. Dr. Schmid was Program Chair of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, with over 1300 members, as part of Congress 2010 with over 12,000 attendees at Concordia University. He thus has extensive experience organizing such events.

Important dates

  • Presentation submission deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Early registration ends: April 7, 2017
  • Pre-Congress workshops: July 6, 2017
  • Congress: July 7-9, 2017

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