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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning

Curriculum & Pedagogy Program

Emphasis in Critical Studies in Curriculum Pedagogy

Critical Studies in Curriculum Pedagogy (CSSP) is an Emphasis in the C&P program for MA, MEd and PhD students who are admitted into the program. 

The CSSP Emphasis encourages a critical exploration of educational phenomena, within and beyond the scope of schools. It focuses on social justice issues in education, including those related to: environmental justice, globalization, colonialism, race, disability, gender, sexuality, cultural and linguistic difference. 

Students enrolled in the CSSP Emphasis are required to take three courses from the following list. Students who successfully complete these three courses may request a letter of completion. 

Please note that not all the courses are offered every year. Please consult the OISE Registrar’s Office website for courses available in any given term. 


Anti-Oppression Education in School Settings CTL1011H
Poststructuralism and Education CTL1024H
Language, Culture, and Identity: Literary Text in Teacher Development CTL1031H
Qualitative Methodology: Challenges and Innovations [RM] CTL1048H
Performed Ethnography and Research-Informed Theatre CTL1062H
Pedagogies of Solidarity CTL1063H
Applied Theatre and Performance in Sites of Learning CTL1064H
Approaches to Anti-Homophobia and Anti-Transphobia Education CTL1065H
Critical Approaches to Art-Based Research [RM] CTL1099H
Culture and Cognition in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education CTL1218H
Making Secondary Mathematics Meaningful CTL1219H
Sociocultural Theories of Learning CTL1220H
Experiencing Science Education as a Global Educational and Development Endeavor CTL1221H
Cultural Studies and Education CTL1304H
Qualitative Research Methods in Education: Concepts and Methods CTL1306H
Identity Construction and Education of Minorities CTL1307H
Democratic Citizenship Education CTL1312H
Gender Equity in the Classroom CTL1313H
Teaching Conflict and Conflict Resolution CTL1318H
Religious Education: Comparative and International Perspectives CTL1319H
Minority Education and Inclusion: Policies in Practice CTL1816H
Arts in Education: Concepts, Contexts, and Frameworks CTL1818H
Urban School Research: Youth, Pedagogy, and the Arts CTL1822H
Critical Ethnography CTL1861H
Children’s Literature within a Multicultural Context CTL3031H
New Literacies: Making Multiple Meanings CTL3034H