Institution : HEP Valais, University of Fribourg
Department : Institute of Special Education (UNIFR)
Supervisor : Prof. Andrea C. Samson (University of Fribourg), Rebecca Shankland (PhD, University Grenoble Alpes), and Philippe Gay (PhD, HEP Valais)
Thesis topic : Strength-based interventions in schools
Nicolas Bressoud is an educator, enthusiastic of the promise that positive psychology brings to education, especially in special education. He studied positive psychology in Grenoble Alpes University under the supervision of Rebecca Shankland and now coordinates classroom management training in HEP Valais. He also works as both as a school teacher for children with special needs and as a trainer for future teachers at HEP Valais.
He is especially interested in strength-based interventions in schools and studies the impact of such programs in classroom climate, peers relationships, student-teacher relationship and school engagement. He focuses his research on integrative and inclusive settings and measures the conditions of flourishing children with special needs. For his PhD, he will be co-supervised by Prof. Andrea C. Samson (University of Fribourg), Rebecca Shankland (PhD, University Grenoble Alpes), and Philippe Gay (PhD, HEP Valais).