La petite et la grande histoire de l'AQPC
In honour of the celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale or AQPC, this interview with Gérald Sigouin, one of the association’s founding fathers and its very first Director General, puts into perspective the first steps taken by this organization destined to animate the college environment and foster the establishment of links among professionals working in the network. Mr. Sigouin shares with readers the idea behind the AQPC’s creation and enlightens them on what led the founders to first take action, while underscoring milestone events and pivotal moments that marked the Association’s early years. He compares the initial project with the organization’s actual accomplishments and relates some of the beneficial impact achieved by the AQPC over the years: i.e. bringing together all the players from the college network, regardless of their function or position, the pedagogical anchoring provided by the AQPC, its influence and mass appeal through its publications, including Pédagogie collégiale, its annual symposium, the Gérald Sigouin Prize, the Honourable Mention Awards, its official interventions, not to mention all the recognition it has earned—including that of UNESCO, who considers the AQPC a live force and a real factor in the development of the college network.
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