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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning
Leslie Stewart Rose

Leslie Stewart Rose
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

phone: (416) 978-2358

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Concurrent Teacher Education Program

Research Overview

Dr. Leslie Stewart Rose is an Associate Professor, teaching stream, in the department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning. She is serving as the Director of the Concurrent Teacher Education program and is the past Director of the Elementary Initial Teacher Education B.Ed. program at OISE. She is currently serving as chair of OISE Council. Her research interests focus on anti-oppression education in teacher education and school settings; dialogic inquiry;play & wellbeing, arts education and social change; and music education.

She is a member of the Center for Urban Schooling at OISE and CMERC Alternative Pedagogies research interest group at the faculty of music. Her elementary and secondary music education teacher education classes focus on how music education can work as a catalyst to inspire social awareness, critique and action. She is the faculty advisor to the OISE extra-curriculuar music making group: inCHOIRy. Leslie's work at OISE is informed by 15 years of as a arts educator in schools. When not working in education or playing her djembe, Leslie can be found tree farming.

Academic History

Doctor of Education
OISE, University Of Toronto, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.
Thesis: The lived experiences of learning to teaching in inner city schools: Negotiating identity and agency in the figured worlds of teacher candidates.

Master of Arts
OISE, University Of Toronto, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.
Thesis: Toward dialogic inquiry in a music classroom: the nature of dialogue in a community of musical inquiry.

Bachelor of Education & Ontario Teaching Certification
Faculty of Education, University Of Toronto
Intermediate/Senior Music and Dramatic Arts

Bachelor of Music, University Of Toronto,
Department Focus: Music Education

Teaching Overview

Prof. Stewart Rose has taught the following Bachelor of Education courses at OISE:

Curriculum and Instruction, Intermediate/Senior-Vocal
Curriculum and Instruction, Intermediate/Senior- Instrumental
Curriculum and Instruction, Junior/Intermediate-Vocal
Curriculum and Instruction, Junior/Intermediate-Instrumental
Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary

and the following graduate courses in CTL
CTL Play, Drama and the Arts
CTL Sounds of Change: Issues in Music Education
CTL Authentic Assessment

and serves on arts education, teacher education, and school-based thesis committees in the graduate programs at OISE>

Representative Publications

click here for list of published writing

Professional Activities

Board member, Vice-President (2012-current). Consultant (2010). Assistant Director (1988-2009) Interprovincial Music Camps. Parry Sound/Toronto.

Member, Regent Park School of Music Educational Services Committee, (2010-present) Toronto, Ontario.

Board Member (2014-2016) and Artistic Advisory Committee member(2005 to current); Young Voices Toronto, Children's Choir- in-Residence, UT.

Other Information

Consultant work includes supporting teacher's professional learning, curriculum development, program assessment and development and teaching assessments, arts education and equity education.