Mélanie Tinnes-Vigne joined the Institute for Lifelong Learning and Guidance (LLLG) as a doctoral researcher in April 2021. After 14 years of experience as a school teacher in France and a Master’s degree in Teaching and Education from the University of Lorraine, her research interests focus on play-based learning, school-family relationships, teachers’ beliefs & practices, and social & emotional learning. From 2016 to 2019, she worked as a research specialist at the University of Luxembourg and collaborated with Prof. Dr. Joëlle Vlassis and Prof. Dr Débora Poncelet on an international study (MathPlay) aiming to enhance children’s numerical skills through a play-based intervention in kindergarten and at home.
Under the supervision of Dr Christophe Dierendonck, she will be contributing to a project, which aims to describe current main difficulties of the teaching profession in elementary schools and to examine the extent to which principles of the 2009 Law have been implemented in schools. The study will closely involve educational actors in the analysis and discussion of the data. In the framework of her doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Dr Claude Houssemand, she’s working on social and emotional aspects in learning.