Eric Bertrand

Eric Bertrand, Phd.

Dr. Eric Bertrand is a senior lecturer in education. His research interests include learning in professional settings, adult training, training development and qualitative research methodologies. Since 2001, he has developed his work basing on Mezirow’s theory of transformative learning together with the Habermassian concept of inter-understanding. He’s currently working on communicational pedagogy using a specific method termed “inter-comprehensive interview”. Currently Bertrand is participating to two action researches. The first one (2016-2019, funded by PEP45) focuses on the transformation of social practices in the domain of care pathway support on the territory of Loiret (France). The second research focusses organisational transformations, competences and practices transformations induced by Garantie Jeunes, a system for the social and professional integration of young people.


Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, and Science and Technique of Physical and Sports Activities
Université Paris-Est Créteil


Bertrand, E., Eneau, J., & Gonzlaes-Monteagudo J. (2018). « Penser et mettre en œuvre des pratiques d’accompagnement coopératif en formation continue à l’université : les voies d’une perspective critique et transformatrice » [Thinking and implementing cooperative support pratices in continuing education at the university: critical and transformative perspective]. In S. Pesce & H. Breton. Accompagnement en éducation et formation : dimensions collectives, coopératives et partenariales.[ Support in education and training: collective dimensions, cooperatives and partnerships] Paris, Téraèdre. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Bertrand E., Eneau J., (2018). « Communicative skills of managers: exercising a "transformative authority" through dialogue?” in Fergal Finnegan, Ted Fleming and Alexis Kokkos (Dir.) European perspectives of Transformation Theory. London, Palgram Macmillan. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Bertrand E. (2014). « Le dialogisme expérientiel : d’une conformation à une coformation critique » [Experiential dialogism: from a conformation to a critical coformation]. In (Coord.) E. Bertrand, N. Denoyel, M. Parlier Formation expérientielle et intelligence en action, (Construire l'expérience 3)[Experiential Training and Intelligence in Action, (Building Experience 3)]. Education Permanente Quarterly 198, 35-50.

Eneau J., Bertrand E., Lameul G. (2012). « Se former et se transformer : perspective critique et formation universitaire aux métiers de la formation » [Training and Transformation : A Critical Perspective and University Training in Training Trades], Revue internationale de pédagogie de l’enseignement supérieur [En ligne], 28-1 | 2012, mis en ligne le 20 avril 2012. URL :