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Factors that Influence a Successful Pedagogical Integration of Technologies in Schools

While investing significantly in educational technologies for teachers and students, it is important to note that this alone does not guarantee the quality of pedagogical utilization or its impact on student motivation and success. Various external and internal barriers can impede the effective integration of educational technologies in schools. However, there are different factors and characteristics that can enhance its effectiveness. Drawing from Bronfenbrenner's ecological approach to development, participants will be encouraged to explore the influence of various identity, cultural, structural, and contextual characteristics within their schools and among teachers, which affect the actual utilization of technologies. Building on these considerations, participants will collaborate to brainstorm actionable steps that can be taken within their schools to promote a more successful and beneficial pedagogical integration of technologies. Subsequently, a discussion will provide an opportunity for everyone to glean insights from the conclusions drawn and to share their experiences from their respective schools. Participants will depart with access to scientific and professional readings on this subject.

Participants will be able to…

  • Understand how to analyze educational situations from an ecological approach to development.
  • Identify the different types of barriers related to the pedagogical integration of technologies in schools and classrooms.
  • Identify the different characteristics that need to be taken into account for a better integration of educational technologies in their own school.
  • Draft action plan to foster a more effective integration of educational technologies.

Learning Areas:

  • Leadership, Management & Administration
  • Innovation
  • Research
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Psychology

Target Audience: HOD ICT, Key Personnel and School Leaders

About the Presenter: 

Dr Emmanuel Bernet

Dr. Emmanuel Bernet has over 25 years of dedicated service in education as a highly experienced French-Canadian teacher trainer. His journey began in 1996, teaching upper primary school in multicultural and disadvantaged settings. Quickly, he transitioned into guiding and supervising pre-service teachers during their internships and later became a trainer for in-service teachers for Montreal’s schools. Concurrently, Dr. Bernet graduated with a Ph.D. specializing in educational psychology from the University of Montreal in 2010, receiving exceptional distinction and honors. His expertise spans various domains, including school motivation and well-being, competency-based pedagogy, participative classroom management, pedagogical integration of technology, and professional development practices. This breadth of expertise led him to Shanghai, where he served as a full-time adviser in pedagogical innovation for a few years. And for the past decade, Dr. Bernet has played a vital role at the International French School of Singapore (IFS), primarily serving as an educational psychology, technology, and professional learning adviser. His responsibilities include collaborating on significant research projects with universities and delivering countless professional development sessions for teachers and principals.

Dr. Bernet's expertise extends beyond the classroom and the school setting. As an independent consultant, he has been sought after since 2005 to provide training in schools, advise parents, speak to government representatives, lecture university students, and present his work in professional and scientific congresses across more than a dozen countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. His ability to adapt his knowledge and skills to different contexts and audiences is a testament to his versatility and effectiveness as an educational consultant. He has also co-authored research reports, scientific and professional journal articles, and a book chapter. Dr. Bernet's affiliations with prestigious organizations, such as the Observatory on Well-being at School (OBE) in France, the Singapore Positive Education Network (SPEN), and the Interuniversity Research Center on Training and the Teaching Profession in Canada (CRIFPE), further underscore his standing in the field.

Despite his accomplishments, Dr. Bernet values the importance of maintaining practical experience in the classroom while addressing the complexity of professional development efficacy for teachers. He designs training programs and workshops that address genuine teacher needs through solid questioning, experimentation, and reflection on beliefs and practices. His training style highlights the importance of evidence-based pedagogical practices and engaging training methods. He aims for greater academic achievement for all students in a more holistic approach to youth well-being, aligning with MOE goals. Therefore, it is vital for him to positively impact Singapore society as a new permanent resident through continuous professional development for teachers, but also soon through counselling services. Being already extensively trained by the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA), he is currently augmenting his skills through The School of Positive Psychology (TSPP) in Singapore, paving the way for the final year of a master's degree in counselling and psychotherapy from the University of East London. As you can see, Dr. Bernet offers tailored professional development opportunities to schools and educators with his dedication and expertise, aiming to enhance teacher and student success at school in a holistic, efficient and motivating manner.

Registration Details

Course Code: EM240524

Topic: Factors that Influence a Successful Pedagogical Integration of Technologies in Schools

Presenter(s): Dr Emmanuel Bernet

Date(s):27 September 2024, Friday

Time: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Mode of Delivery: Zoom

Closing Date: 30 August 2024 Friday

Workshop Fee: S$250.00 per participant and fee is subject to GST.

Please get in touch with Joseph Loy by email at or tel: 6363 0330 if you require further information.