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Philip C. Abrami, PhD

Professor Emeritus & Honorary Research Chair, Education

Philip C. Abrami, PhD

Dr. Philip C. Abrami is a retired Concordia Honorary University Research Chair and the Former  Director of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance. His awards include: UNESCO World Literacy Prize, CADE Award of Excellence in Research, the W.J. McKeachie Career Achievement Award, the Vineberg Research Prize in Psychology, and the CSSHE Research Award. He has authored several books, including Classroom Connections: Understanding and Using Cooperative Learning and Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences: An Interactive Approach. He has published dozens of book chapters and journal articles in the leading educational and psychology journals. His interests include: social psychology of education, instructional effectiveness, technology integration and research integration. His current work focuses on: research integrations and primary investigations in support of applications of educational technology in distance and higher education, in early literacy, and in the development of higher order thinking skills.


PhD, Social Psychology, University of Manitoba

Research activities

  • Learning Toolkit Plus Educational Software;
  • ABRACADABRA Early Reading Software 
  • READS digital library of multilingual stories and books
  • ELM, early numeracy software
  • ePEARL, self-regulation process portfolio
  • IS-21, information literacy tool.

Current projects

Software development and research for enhancing the emerging literacy skills of young children; electronic process and showcase portfolios; primary, secondary & postseasonal technology integration; and systematic reviews of research for evidence-based practice and knowledge mobilization

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