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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.
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.
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
Tots who tweet
CTL Professor Clare Brett speaks to Global News about twitter in the kindergarten classroom.
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.
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 (email@example.com)
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.
Thursday, November 6 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Public Lecture/Artist Talk with Jeremy Wood
Moderated by Amish Morrell, editor, CMagazine
Co-sponsored by CMagazine and Hart House
Jeremy Wood is an artist and map maker who founded GPS Drawing in 2000 as a method of digital mark making using his body as a geodetic pencil. He explores drawing and mapping as a means of expression as well as capturing all his daily movements for the last 14 years with GPS as a form of personal cartography, whether it's over land, on water, or in the air. He has lectured and conducted numerous workshops in schools and universities to explore the educational possibilities of GPS drawing, and was featured in The New York Times' 2003: Year in Ideas. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in private and public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the London Transport Museum.
Thursday, November 20 - 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Book Launch: Rethinking Heritage Language Education
Edited by CTL Professor Peter Trifonas and PhD Candidate, Themistoklis Aravossitas
The Hellenic Studies Program of The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
University of Toronto invites you to the launch of the book:
Rethinking Heritage Language Education, edited by Peter Pericles Trifonas and Themistoklis Aravossitas,
Cambridge University Press, 2014
Spotlight on CTL...
Visit Professor Kathleen Gallagher's website on drama research. Professor Gallagher is the Canada Research Chair in Theatre, Youth and Research in Urban Schools
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.