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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.
Tuesday, March 25 - 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Centre for Science, Mathematics & Technology Education Forum on Technology
from Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
What is Optimum Knowledge for Teaching Science and Mathematics?
Panelists: Professors Larry Bencze, Beverley Caswell, Indigo Esmonde, Cathy Marks Krpan, and John Wallace Moderator: Professor Steve Alsop (York University) This forum explores the question of what K-12 teachers need to know in order to teach mathematics and science well. Types of knowledge identified in the literature include conceptual understanding of the subject, pedagogical content knowledge, beliefs about the nature of work in science and mathematics, attitudes toward these subjects, equity and social issues, and actual teaching practices with students. However, the literature is incomplete with respect to which of these is relatively more or relatively less important. The amount and character of such knowledge really needed to help children learn is a contested issue..
Spotlight on CTL...
Professor Lance McCready speaks about the Black Daddies Club on CBC Special, Being Black in Canada (February 1, 2014).
Professor Ruth Sandwell on The Agenda with Steve Paikin (June 27, 2013) discusses student engagement with a common curriculum and the benefits and pitfalls of the internet in the classroom.
Collaborative Inquiry using NIGHT: An Interview with Professor Rob Simon, April 8, 2013.
Podcast with Professor Indigo Esmonde: Discussing the article, "Power in numbers: Student participation in mathematical discussions in heterogeneous spaces," from the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
Professor Shelley Stagg Peterson, on TVO Parents (March 14, 2012) discusses children's non-fiction books.
Jeff Kugler, Director of the Centre for Urban Schooling (CUS), on TVO Parents (February 9, 2012) discusses private money in public schools.