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Picture of Dr. KaplanDr. Jonathan Kaplan (Ph.D.) is the owner and manager of KAPLAN CONSULTANTS. He is a social scientist and consultant in adult education who has been involved in project and program design, management and evaluation in adult education and vocational training for 28 years. His expertise ranges from instructional design and technology enhanced learning environments to auditing and assessment of private and public sector training and educational systems at an international level. He has taught various university courses including Educational Technology at the University of Avignon and Cognitive Self-Regulation at West Paris University where he obtained his Ph.D. in Education in 2009. He is currently Associate Professor at the Institute of Sciences and Practices of Education and Training (ISPEF) at the University of Lyon.

Jonathan Kaplan's doctoral research was on Self-Direction in Cooperative Learning, namely Study Circles. He has since conducted research on collective self-directed learning in a nationwide French company, e-learning in academic studies, and learning needs of migrant carers in Europe, among others. He is pursuing research on Self- and Co-Regulation (SCoR) of learning and continues to be involved in European projects. Jonathan Kaplan is a researcher at Education Cultures & Policies research lab (EA 4571) as well as an associate researcher at CHArt lab (Cognitions Humaine et Artificielle - Université Paris Nanterre, EA 4004).

The research Jonathan Kaplan conducted on Study Circles is available as a book. Find out more here.

A list of selected publications by Jonathan Kaplan can be found here.

    Dr. Jonathan Kaplan is a member of:
  • The programme committee of LTEC conferences
  • International Society for Comparative Adult Education
  • ESREA - European Society for Research on the Education of Adults
  • CASAE - Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (formerly)

Picture of Mr. RizoRobert Rizo is an adult educator who was initially trained as a high school teacher. In 2006 he took leave from the French National Education System and joined KC where he contributes primarily to educational staff counselling.