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Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

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Welcome to the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

Canada's most integrated and dynamic centre committed to children's education and well-being

Our tripartite mission brings together graduate teacher education in a 2-year Master of Arts Program, exemplary educational practices in the Laboratory School, and leading multidisciplinary research in child development at the Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Centre.

Faculty, Lab School Teacher-Researchers, and Staff are dedicated to setting the highest standards for children's education and development. By connecting research, training, and practice, Jackman ICS leads the way as Canada's foremost teaching and learning environment, with an international reputation for leadership.

Take a tour of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study with former Director, Dr. Joan Peskin




News & Events

Kosnik_croppedNovember 2, 2015

We are delighted to welcome Clare Kosnik, newly appointed Director of the Institute for the term November 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.  "Professor Kosnik brings considerable experience in academic leadership to this important role. She was Director of the Elementary Preservice Program from 2000 to 2003, Head of the Centre for Teacher Development from 2007 to 2009, and Director of the Master of Teaching Program in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning from 2009 to 2011. She is internationally recognized for her contributions to scholarship on teacher education, action research and teacher inquiry, and literacy education. She has an impressive record of research funding, including support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Carnegie Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Ontario Ministry of Education. She will be cross-appointed to the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development during her term as Director." (From the appointment announcement by OISE's Interim Dean, Glen A. Jones).

Patricia Ganea and co-author Caitlin Canfield (Boston U) win Editor's Choice Award from the Journal of Cognitive Development for their article, "You could call it magic": What parents and siblings tell preschoolers about unobservable entities. Editor Elaine Reese calls it "a stunning article in all respects!". Congratulations!

KangLeeTEDEX2015Kang Lee delivers TEDxUofT talk Little Liars: Insights from Children's Lies
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Jackman ICS Lab School in the Globe and Mail: "In lab schools, learning in the classrooms benefits students and researchers"

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Zoe and the Grade 1 Classroom



Calls for Submissions
Burtynsky AwardDr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study's Edward Burtynsky Award for Teaching Excellence in Environmental Education

This award recognizes outstanding elementary school teachers who create learning opportunities that inspire students to become environmentally conscious, responsible world citizens.  For full details and application package, please click here.

Suzuki Award visualDr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School
Dr. David Suzuki Fellowships

These Fellowships have been established to both acknowledge, and advance the professional growth of pre-service teachers in the area of Environmental Education. For full details and application package, please click here.

Lab School students draw about 2015 Election issues





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