Pedagogy

Here you will find educational tools, practical and conceptual. These tools are based on the experiences and thinking that I have been developing in a large number of contexts since the 1990s. I have developed a singular, operative pedagogical practice, inspired by Célestin Freinet’s methods among others, adapted to contemporary human issues and to the tools of the 21st Century.

Pedagogy is an experimental practice, which has its theories, its history and its thinkers. It is a central construction tool in the educational field but also beyond, in the framework of professional interactions or cultural mediation for example. Thus the usefulness of the methods and reflections you will find here goes beyond the context of teaching.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (on a text by Émilie Lamotte, 3’43s, 2019).

The most effective educational principles are not the ones we believe. Discovery of Emilie Lamotte’s sharp and constructive thinking. Émilie LamotteÉmilie Lamotte was a young pedagogue at the beginning of the twentieth century. She is unknown, (...)

In the field of education, there is a consensus that a “frame” is essential for the effective functioning of the educational strategy, and therefore for the development of the individual. But what exactly is a “frame”? And what are the ways to build (...)

In collective work, paradoxically, it is when one does not feel reassured that one works best. But how does it work?When we prepare for a job that involves the collective (leading a meeting, training, cultural action, giving a lecture, a (...)

How to get listening and silence in a group? Surprisingly, by going through a work on oneself the results can be spectacular. Silence is a prerequisite to listening: a false ideaWhen we address a group of people, we need silence to be able to (...)

What mindmapping is and how to use it as a professional tool. Quick synthesis. Mindmap, heuristic map or mental map?A mindmap (in english), heuristic map or mental map (in french) is a tree of words and images, created by hand or with (...)