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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.
Teaching from the Thinking Heart: The Practice of Holistic Education
New edited book by CTL Professor Jack Miller, with Kelli Nigh and Michele Irwin
Information Age Publsihing recently published an edited book by CTL Professor Jack Miller along with CTL PhD candidate Michele Irwin and PhD graduate, Kelli Nigh. The book includes papers written by teachers and how they engage holistic education in their classroom. For more information, visit http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Teaching-from-the-Thinking-Heart
CTL Professor Alister Cumming Awarded Chang Jiang Scholarship
Alister Cumming was awarded a Chang Jiang Scholarship from the Ministry of Education of China and Li Ka Shing Foundation in a ceremony on May 30th at Beijing Foreign Studies University. The scholarship, one of 47 lecturing professorships awarded last year, will involve Alister spending two months each year, over the next three years, at the National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education at Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he will give public lectures, advise on research and thesis studies, and direct a research project on English writing development at the undergraduate and graduate levels in collaboration with researchers at 10 universities in China. Dr. Cumming is a Professor in, and formerly the Head of, the Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE.
Alister is pictured here with Peng Long , president of Beijing Foreign Studies University.
New Collaborative Program in Engineering Education Now Accepting Applications
The University of Toronto is proud to announce a new Collaborative Master's and Ph.D. Program. The EngEd Program will launch in September 2014 and be offered through the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
The Collaborative Program in Engineering Education (EngEd) is an interdisciplinary program designed for students looking to join a vibrant community of scholars pursuing research and learning at the nexus of education and engineering. Students will complete a graduate degree from a traditional field of education or engineering (e.g. Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering) that is enriched through course work and a thesis relating to engineering education. Research is supervised by graduate faculty members in a number of home departments. Opportunities exist to assess and apply research findings as part of instructional initiatives within the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
To learn more about EngEd Program please contact Professor Greg Evans at email@example.com
CTL Professor Clare Kosnik receives the 2014 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award
On Wednesday, May 28, Prof. Clare Kosnik received the 2014 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award.
Professor Clare Kosnik has been a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE for 17 years. Her research interests focus on teacher education, action research and teacher inquiry, and literacy education. Dr. Kosnik has written extensively on the subjects of teacher education, self-study, and data collection techniques. She's a member of the Ontario Ministry of Education Literacy Advisory Panel, the Chair of the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Special Interest Group and has professional membership in organizations such as the American Educational Research Association and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. In the words of her nominators..."She challenges me every week .... It is when I talk to other doctoral students that I can truly appreciate the time and effort she gives us, as none of the others appear to receive this kind of attention and guidance...she is the epitome of caring pedagogy."
CTL Professor Carol Rolheiser to receive the 2014 Outstanding Educator Award
On April 30, 2014, Professor Rolheiser will receive the Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Toronto chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK). The award celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of an individual who has had a profound, positive impact on public education.
Professor Carol Rolheiser is the director of the University of Toronto's Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) and a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.
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 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.