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Applied Psychology &  Human Development



Steven Katz

Senior Lecturer
Coordinator, Psychological Foundations of Learning & Development
OISE/UT Room: 9-180

Tel: (416) 978-1034
Fax: (416) 926-4713



Teacher education, evidence-informed decision-making, networked learning communities, classroom assessment, teacher belief

Research Projects/Activities

Building capacity in Psychological Foundations of Learning & Development at OISE/UT;
Evaluation of the National College of School Leadership's Networked Learning Communities initiative in England;
Researching & supporting learning networks (York Region District School Board);
Building capacity in data-driven school improvement (Greater Toronto Professional Network Centre - 14 Ontario school districts)

Research Interests

Program reform in teacher education; building capacity through collaborative learning networks; the relationship between the psychological foundations of learning & development and classroom assessment; building capacity in evidence-informed decision-making for school improvement; teacher belief about mind and learning

Specialty Courses

Psychological Foundations of Learning and Development (Initial Teacher Education)
Psychological Foundations of Learning and Development (Graduate)

Representative Publications

Katz, S., Dack, L.A. and Earl, L. (2009).  Networked learning communities to foster learning for teachers and their students.  Principal Connections.

Katz, S., Earl, L., and Ben Jaafar, S.  (2009) Building and connecting learning communities:  The power of networks for school improvement.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin.

Katz, S., Earl, L., Ben Jaafar, S., Elgie, S., Foster, L., Halbert, J. and Kaser, L. (2008).  Learning networks of schools:  The key enablers of successful knowledge communities.  The McGill Journal of Education, 42(2).

Earl, L. and Katz S. (2008).  Getting to the core of learning:  Using assessment for self-monitoring and self-regulation.  In Swaffield, S. (Ed.), Unlocking assessment.  Cambridge.

Earl, L. and Katz, S. (2007).  Leadership in networked learning communities.  School Leadership and Management, 27(3).

Earl, L. and Katz, S. (2006). Leading schools in a data-rich world: Harnessing data for school improvement. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Earl, L. and Katz, S. (2006). Rethinking classroom assessment with purpose in mind. Western Northern Canadian Protocol.

Katz, S. and Earl, L. (2006). Redefining educational accountability: Towards informed professional judgment. Changing Perspectives, 1(3), 2-6.

Katz, S., Sutherland, S. and Earl, L. (2005). Towards an evaluation habit of mind: Plotting the trajectory. Teachers College Record, 107(10), pp. 2326-2350.

Katz, S. and Foster, L. (2004). Locating the child in the curriculum: Teachers conceptions’ of student individuality. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 3 (1), pp. 17-35.