Yves Lenoir (2012)
Yves Lenoir, Professor of the Faculty of Education of the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, has contributed to clarifying the plurality of meanings of interdisciplinary and integration as well as their impacts on teaching practices. In 1991, he established a research group, the Centre de Recherche sur L’intervention Educative (CRIE), which he directed until 2006. Characterized by its interdisciplinary perspective, the CRIE has brought together professors from different departments in education with other outstanding faculty in humanities, sciences, and engineering in order to analyze educational questions from a multidisciplinary perspective based on a variety of interdisciplinary approaches. His published works constitute an essential reference on an international scale: in European, Latin American, and North American higher education. His numerous publications are characterized by an unusual synthesis of breadth, depth, and originality. The rare ability to turn thought into action is also evinced in the daily professional lives of educators in school settings around the world. He has lectured and trained in such countries as Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, France, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, and the United States, and his work and its widespread influence have brought him both national and international renown. In 2007, he was decorated on behalf of the King of Belgium by the Belgium Ambassador to Canada, with the Order of the Crown, the highest distinction awarded to a civilian and the first order of knighthood in Belgium. He is the holder of the prestigious Canada Research Chair in Educative Intervention for a second mandate (2008-2015) and a member of the evaluation council for the Canada Research Chair Program (CRCP). He was also a member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and of the Quebec commission on teaching and university research (CERU) of the Superior Council on Education. He is also an active international expert for various international organizations,and he has served as president of the World Association for Educational Research from 2000 to 2012.
His publication record includes editorial leadership for the special 28th edition of Issues in Integrative Studies (2010), co-edited with Julie Thompson Klein. This groundbreaking issue presented a comparative view of national perspectives on interdisciplinary in schools. AIS members can access the by clicking here. click the link for Issues in Integrative Studies Special No. 28, 2010