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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning

Current Funded Research 

Each year, groundbreaking research conducted by faculty at the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning influences educational policy in the province of Ontario, across Canada and around the world. Here is a list of our Department's funded research projects. 

 

 

2015

Carol-Anne Burke
Project: Minority middle school student engagement in public science: A qualitative analysis of factors influencing participation
Funder: Connaught New Researcher Award

Shelley Stagg Peterson 
Project: Dynamic Assessment of Aboriginal Children's Speech-Language Abilities
Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Planning and Dissemination Grant

Shelley Stagg Peterson
Project: Young Children's Oral Language and Writing in Northern Rural and Indigenous Communities
Funder: SSHRC Connection Grant
 
Enrica Piccardo 
Project: QualiCEFR: Quality in the implementation of the Common European Framework of Reference
Funder: SSHRC Insight Development Grant

2014

Enrica Piccardo
Project: Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Reinvented (LINCDIRE): A digital environment to help learners navigate their trajectories
Funder: SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Clive Beck and Clare Kosnik
Project: Multiliteracies Teaching in a Digital Age: Balancing the Old and the New
Funder: SSHRC Insight Grant

Erminia Pedretti
Project: Engaging the public with controversial exhibitions at science centres and museums
Funder: SSHRC Insight Grant
 
Rob Simon
Project: Addressing Injustices: Teachers and Adolescents Coauthoring Social Justice-Oriented Literacy Curriculum
Funder: Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award 
 
Sandra Styres
Project: Contested Places: Indigenous philosophical approaches to teaching and learning in virtual spaces within mainstream teacher education programming
Funder: Connaught New Researcher Award
 
Rob Simon
Project: The Minecraft Project: Exploring videogames as a platform for teaching, learning, and curriculum
Funder: SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Marlene Scardamalia
Project: Connecting Idea Threads across Communities for Sustained Knowledge Building
Funder: National Science Foundation – Cyberlearning

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández
Project: Researching Elite Education: Addressing the Conceptual, Methodological and Ethical Challenges
Funder: SSHRC Connection Grant

Stephanie Springgay
Project: 'New Materialism' and Educational Research
Funder: SSHRC Connection Grant

Clare Kosnik and Clive Beck
Project: Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education for the Digital Era: Teacher Educators, Literacy Educators, and Digital Technology Experts Working Together
Funder: SSHRC Connection Grant

2013

Kathleen Gallagher
Project: Youth, Theatre, Radical Hope and the Ethical Imaginary: an intercultural investigation of drama pedagogy, performance and civic engagement
Funder: SSHRC Insight Grant

Marlene Scardamalia
Project: Digitally-Mediated Group Knowledge Processes to Enhance Individual Achievement in Literacy and Numeracy
Funder: SSHRC Insight Grant

Gila Hanna
Project: Factors in Reconstructing a Mathematical Proof: Implications for Mathematics Education
Funder: SSHRC Insight Grant

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández
Project: Youth Solidarities Across Boundaries
Funder: SSHRC Insight Grants

Stephanie Springgay
Project: Performing Lines: Innovations in walking and sensory research methodologies
Funder: SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Carol Rolheiser, Laurie Harrison, Stian Haklev and Chris Teplovs
Project: Hatch, match, and dispatch: Examining the relationship between student intent, expectations, behaviours and outcomes in six Coursera MOOCs at the University of Toronto
Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Jim Slotta
Project: Learning through discourse: The impact of digital media on community healthworkers' knowledge and practices
Funder: SSHRC Insight Development Grants

2012

Cecilia Morgan
Project: Canadian Actresses on Transnational Stages, 1860s – 1940s
Funder: SSHRC Insight Grant

Diane Gérin-Lajoie
Project: Anglophone Youth Living Outside of Montreal and their Rapport to Identity
Funder: SSHRC Insight Grant
 
Kathy Bickmore
Project: Peace-building Citizenship Learning in Canada and Mexico: School Connections with Life Experience
Funder: SSHRC Insight Grant

Jim Slotta
Project: CHAT: mHealth Innovation for HIV-MNCH Community Health Workers in South Africa
Funder: National Institutes of Health 

Jim Slotta
Project: Cyberlearning grant: Community knowledge construction in the instrumented classroom.
Funder: National Science Foundation

Shelley Stagg Peterson
Project: Assessing and supporting children's oral language and writing development through play in classrooms, daycares and homes in northern communities
Funder: SSHRC Partnership Grant

Michael Connelly with Xu Shijing (University of Windsor)
Project: Reciprocal learning in teacher education and school education between Canada and China
Funder: SSHRC Partnership Grant

Indigo Esmonde
Project: Studying the Relationship between Interaction and Mathematics Learning: The Learning Interaction Lab (LILa)
Funder: Canadian Foundation for Innovation – Leader's Opportunity Fund

2011

Rob Simon
Project: Teaching to learn: Collaborative teacher research in community
Funder: Connaught New Researcher Award

Indigo Esmonde
Project: Solving Inequalities: Building Capacity for Schools and Communities to use Mathematics towards Social Justice
Funder: Ministry of Research and Innovation – Early Researcher Award

Tara Goldstein
Project: Teaching Other People's Children: Enhancing the Dissemination fo Harriet's House and Ana's Shadow
Funder: SSHRC Public Outreach and Dissemination Grant

Stephanie Springgay
Project: Politics and Performance Art
Funder: SSHRC Public Outreach and Dissemination Grant

Indigo Esmonde
Project: Developing Analytic Methods for Digital Media
Funder: SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Linda Cameron and Lyn Vause
Project: Knowledge Mobilization, Early Learning Research and On-Line Learning Communities
Funder: KNAER Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research
 

2010

Elizabeth Campbell
Project: The Ethical Curriculum
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Indigo Esmonde
Project: Changing the Equation: Mathematics and Social Justice
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Tara Goldstein
Project: Teaching Other People's Children: A Trilogy of Performed Ethnographies of Teacher Education
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Mary Kooy
Project: Teacher Learning that Matters: Explanding a Longitudinal Study into Technology-Mediated Professional Communities
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Clare Kosnik
Project: Literacy Teacher Educators: Their Backgrounds, Vision and Practices
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Lance McCready
Project: Educational Trajectories of Young Black Men in Canadian Urban Centres
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

James Slotta
Project: Knowledge Community and Inquiry for Elementary Science Classrooms
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Stephanie Springgay 
Project: The Pedagogical Impluse: Art, Education and Knowledge Production
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Heather Sykes 
Project: Sport, Gender Justice and Anti-Globalization Movements: Curriculum and Policy Implications for Ontario and Canada
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Enrica Piccardo 
Project: The role of empathy in second language education: Exploring literary narratives
Funder: Connaught New Researcher Award

2009

Clive Beck and Clare Kosnik
Project: Teacher change: patterns, factors and implications for professional education
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Larry Bencze
Project: Mediated Critical and Activist Science Education
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Kathy Bickmore
Project: Peacebuilding Dialogue in Schools: Circle Processes for Restorative Problem-Solving & Democratic Learning
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Karyn Cooper
Project: Digital Interactive Video Exploration and Reflection (D.I.V.E.R.): A collaborative framework for digital video analysis in the social sciences
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández
Project: Urban Arts High Schools
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Gila Hanna
Project: Teaching Mathematical Methods Through Proof
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Jim Hewitt
Project: Toward the Synergistic Integration of Computer-Mediated Communication and Wikis
Funder: SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Marlene Scardamalia
Project: Can schools operate as Knowledge-Creating Communities? A Multi-Nation Investigation
Funder: International Opportunities Fund