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The Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning is the largest of four departments within OISE. With a diverse community of tenured, tenure-stream faculty, and lecturers, the department offers a wide range of graduate courses and programs relating to academic scholarship and professional practice. 



CTL News

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    October 09
    Inquiry into Practice: Learning and Teaching Global Matters in Local Classrooms
    Edited by David Montemurro, Mira Gambhir, Mark Evans, and Kathryn Broad
    Since 2002, the Initial Teacher Education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, has carried out a series of professional learning partnership projects involving university instructors and K-12 educators. The Inquiry into Practice series-based on collaboration, inquiry, and connections among theory, practice, and context-aims to deepen participants' understandings of a range of educational themes and questions and to improve practice in all locations. University instructors are invited to submit grant proposals for inquiry projects that link theory and practice, emphasize collaboration, and work directly with school and district teachers and administrators. In culmination, the project findings for a particular theme are released in a publication. The publications are shared with schools, community organizations, visiting international delegations, and the broader public. This publication, Inquiry into Practice: Learning and Teaching Global Matters in Local Classrooms, is the most recent addition to the series. It examines and shares varied perspectives, curricula, instructional practices, and resources intended to enhance student learning related to the infusion of global and international dimensions of education into classroom and school wide teaching and learning. It is organized in three sections: Educator Perspectives, Inquiry into Practice, and Resources.
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    September 19
    CTL Professor Stephanie Springgay receives SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
    Dr. Springgay's new project, Performing Lines: Innovations in walking and sensory research methodologies, is a collaboration between Canada, the United States and Australia. The project will study and develop walking as a form of knowledge production, explore the theories and methods of walking as a research methodology, and to foster its practice internationally. Visit the project's website at WalkingLab.org
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    September 11
    Tots who tweet
    CTL Professor Clare Brett speaks to Global News about twitter in the kindergarten classroom.

CTL Events

  • Friday, October 24 - 11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    2014-2015 CERLL Colloquium Public Lectures
    Re-imagining language in the globalized new economy: system, resource, practice.
    Presented by Monica Heller, OISE, University of Toronto
  • Thursday, October 30 - 4:00 - 6:30 PM
    Centre for Science, Mathematics & Technology Education (SMT) - Forum on STEM Education
    The STEM Movement - Golden Opportunity, or Trojan Horse?
    The past several years have seen a surge of activity in education around STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Much of this effort has been spurred by an economic agenda - to produce more graduates in science-related fields for the job market. Is this effort a golden opportunity to revive interest in science- and mathematics-related subjects, and to bring more diversity to the field; or, is it a Trojan Horse, attractive on the outside, but focused mainly on skills training to feed the capitalist enterprise, to the detriment of general public education?
    Panel discussion to be video-recorded in front of a live audience
    FREE admission - No RSVP required
  • Friday, October 31 - 2:30 - 4:00 PM
    Linguistic Development in Second Language Writing
    CERLL Public Lecture with Charlene Polio, Michigan State University
    Presented by: Charlene Polio, Michigan State University
  • Monday, November 3 to Wednesday, November 5
    Walking with Satellites with artist Jeremy Wood
    GPS Cartographical and Drawing Workshops
    Participants will engage in a 3-day workshop exploring the embodied environment through GPS mapping and drawing.
    FREE. Catered lunch included.
    Registration required. Space limited.
    Contact stephanie.springgay@utoronto.ca.
  • Tuesday, November 4 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Changing a Country by Teaching Literacy to Teachers
    The Impact of an Innovative Teacher Education Program by Gisela Wajskop, Sao Paolo, Brazil
    Please join our visiting scholar, Gisela Wajskop from Instituto Singularidades in São Paulo
    for her presentation on literacy teacher educators.
    For more information contact Clare Kosnik (clare.kosnik@utoronto.ca)
  • Thursday, November 6 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    Book Launch: Why Theatre Matters - Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real
    by CTL Professor Kathleen Gallagher
    Co-presented by Centre for Urban Schooling & Centre for Media and Culture in Education
    What makes young people care about themselves, others, their communities, and their futures? In Why Theatre Matters, Kathleen Gallagher uses the drama classroom as a window into the daily challenges of marginalized youth in Toronto, Boston, Taipei, and Lucknow. An ethnographic study which mixes quantitative and qualitative methodology in an international multi-site project, Why Theatre Matters ties together the issues of urban and arts education through the lens of student engagement.
    Kathleen Gallagher is Canada Research Chair in Theatre, Youth, and Research un Urban Schools.
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