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Catherine L’Ecuyer

Catherine L’Ecuyer, PhD, LL.B., MBA, MRes, is a Doctor in Educational Sciences and Psychology. Catherine is Canadian, now living in Barcelona with four children. She holds a law degree from Laval University, has an MBA from IESE Business School, and an Official European Master of Research. In Canada, she worked as Senior Counsel for a telecommunications company and in Spain she has taught university classes and worked as a consultant. The Swiss journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience published her article “The Wonder Approach to Learning,” which converted her thesis into a new hypothesis/theory of learning. In 2015, she received the Pajarita Award from the Spanish Association of Toy Manufacturers for “promoting a culture of play in the media,” and was invited to speak to the Education Commission of the Congress of Deputies of Spain. She has served as a consultant to the Spanish government regarding the use of digital technology by minors and to the government of the state of Puebla in Mexico concerning preschool reform. Her first book, The Wonder Approach (23 editions in Spain), has been published in eight languages and is available in more than fifteen countries. She has also published Educar en la realidad (7 editions in Spain), on the use of digital media in childhood and adolescence. A recent video interview she did as part of Aprendemos Juntos (BBVA-El País) received over 10 million views in the course of a few weeks and the video has won the YouTube Ads Leaderboard award – given by Google in most European countries – for being the third most creative video on YouTube. She currently collaborates with the Mind-Brain Group of the University of Navarra and is a columnist for El País, one of the most-read newspapers in Spain.
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