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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning

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.
 

Current Funded Research


2015 Connaught New Researcher Award

Carol-Anne Burke - Minority middle school student engagement in public science: A qualitative analysis of factors influencing participation

2015 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Planning and Dissemination Grant

Shelley Stagg Peterson -  Dynamic Assessment of Aboriginal Children's Speech-Language Abilities

2015 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant

Shelley Stagg Peterson - Young Children's Oral Language and Writing in Northern Rural and Indigenous Communities

2015 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants

Enrica Piccardo - QualiCEFR: Quality in the implementation of the Common European Framework of Reference

2014 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grants

Enrica Piccardo - LINguistic and Cultural DIversity REinvented (LINCDIRE): A digital environment to help learners navigate their trajectories

2014 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grants

Clive Beck & Clare Kosnik - Multiliteracies Teaching in a Digital Age: Balancing the Old and the New

Erminia Pedretti - Engaging the public with controversial exhibitions at science centres and museums

2014 Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award

Rob Simon - Addressing Injustices: Teachers and Adolescents Coauthoring Social Justice-Oriented Literacy Curriculum

2014 Connaught New Researcher Award

Sandra Styres - Contested Places: Indigenous philosophical approaches to teaching and learning in virtual spaces within mainstream teacher education programming

2014 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants

Rob Simon - The Minecraft Project: Exploring videogames as a platform for teaching, learning, and curriculum

2014 National Science Foundation – Cyberlearning

Marlene Scardamalia - Connecting Idea Threads across Communities for Sustained Knowledge Building

2014 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grants

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández - Researching Elite Education: Addressing the Conceptual, Methodological and Ethical Challenges

Stephanie Springgay - 'New Materialism' and Educational Research

Clare Kosnik & Clive Beck - Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education for the Digital Era: Teacher Educators, Literacy Educators, and Digital Technology Experts Working Together

2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grants

Kathleen Gallagher - Youth, Theatre, Radical Hope and the Ethical Imaginary: an intercultural investigation of drama pedagogy, performance and civic engagement.

Marlene Scardamalia – Digitally-Mediated Group Knowledge Processes to Enhance Individual Achievement in Literacy and Numeracy

Gila Hanna - Factors in Reconstructing a Mathematical Proof: Implications for Mathematics Education

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández - Youth Solidarities Across Boundaries

2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant

Stephanie Springgay - Performing Lines: Innovations in walking and sensory research methodologies

2013 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants

Jim Slotta - Learning through discourse: The impact of digital media on community healthworkers' knowledge and practices

2012 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight  Grants

Cecilia Morgan – Canadian Actresses on Transnational Stages, 1860s – 1940s

Diane Gérin-Lajoie - Anglophone Youth Living Outside of Montreal and their Rapport to Identity

Kathy Bickmore - Peace-building Citizenship Learning in Canada and Mexico: School Connections with Life Experience

National Institutes of Health

Jim Slotta - CHAT: mHealth Innovation for HIV-MNCH Community Health Workers in South Africa

National Science Foundation

Jim Slotta - Cyberlearning grant: Community knowledge construction in the instrumented classroom.
 

2012 SSHRC Partnership Grant

Shelley Stagg Peterson - Assessing and supporting children's oral language and writing development through play in classrooms, daycares and homes in northern communities

Michael Connelly with Xu Shijing (University of Windsor) - Reciprocal learning in teacher education and school education between Canada and China

2012 Canandian Foundation for Innovation -Leader's Opportuniry Fund

Indigo Esmonde - Studying the Relationship between Interaction and Mathematics Learning: The Learning Interaction Lab (LILa)

2011 Connaught New Researcher Award

Rob Simon - Teaching to learn: Collaborative teacher research in community

2011 Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award

Indigo Esmonde - Solving Inequalities: Building Capacity for Schools and Communities to use Mathematics towards Social Justice

2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Public Outreach and Dissemination Grants

Tara Goldstein - Teaching Other People's Children: Enhancing the Dissemination fo Harriet's House and Ana's Shadow

Stephanie Springgay - Politics and Performance Art

2011 KNAER Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research

Linda Cameron and Lyn Vause - Knowledge Mobilization, Early Learning Research and On-Line Learning Communities

2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants

Indigo Esmonde - Developing Analytic Methods for Digital Media

2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Standard Research Grants

Elizabeth Campbell - The Ethical Curriculum

Indigo Esmonde - Changing the Equation: Mathematics and Social Justice

Tara Goldstein
- Teaching Other People's Children: A Trilogy of Performed Ethnographies of Teacher Education

Mary Kooy
- Teacher Learning that Matters: Explanding a Longitudinal Study into Technology-Mediated Professional Communities

Clare Kosnik
- Literacy Teacher Educators: Their Backgrounds, Vision and Practices

Lance McCready
- Educational Trajectories of Young Black Men in Canadian Urban Centres

James Slotta
- Knowledge Community and Inquiry for Elementary Science Classrooms

Stephanie Springgay
- The Pedagogical Impluse: Art, Education and Knowledge Production

Heather Sykes
- Sport, Gender Justice and Anti-Globalization Movements: Curriculum and Policy Implications for Ontario and Canada

2010 Connaught New Researcher Award

Enrica Piccardo - The role of empathy in second language education: Exploring literary narratives

2009 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Standard Research Grants

Clive Beck and Clare Kosnik - Teacher change: patterns, factors and implications for professional education

Larry Bencze - Mediated Critical and Activist Science Education

Kathy Bickmore - Peacebuilding Dialogue in Schools: Circle Processes for Restorative Problem-Solving & Democratic Learning

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

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández - Urban Arts High Schools

Gila Hanna - Teaching Mathematical Methods Through Proof

Jim Hewitt - Toward the Synergistic Integration of Computer-Mediated Communication and wikis

2009 International Opportunities Fund

Marlene Scardamalia - Can schools operate as Knowledge-Creating Communities? A Multi-Nation Investigation