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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning
Leslie Stewart Rose

Leslie Stewart Rose
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream


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 past Director of the Concurrent Teacher Education program and past Director of the Elementary Initial Teacher Education B.Ed. program at OISE. Her research interests focus on play, games, critical pedagogy, arts & music education, well-being, and dialogic inquiry. She is interested how these pedagogies are connected with being, becoming, and belonging.

Leslie's work at OISE is informed by her career as a teacher, mostly in music and drama classrooms, and by her community work at music camp and with children's choirs.

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 a range of courses including Curriculum and Instruction: music education (K-12); Play, Drama and the Arts; Sounds of Change: Issues in Music Education; Authentic Assessment.

In 2019-20 she will be teaching:

Sounds of Change:Issues in Music Education
Play, Drama and the Arts
Creativity in the Classroom
Games and Learning

Representative Publications


Click here for a list of publications


Click here for a link to the "Deepening Inclusive and Community-Engaged Education in Three Schools: A Teachers' Resource"


Click here for information about The Play Lab

Professional Activities

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

Artistic Adviser, Young Voices Toronto, Children's Choir-in-Residence, U of T.

Children's Television Education Consultant

Other Information

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

Leslie is on study-leave this year 2018-19.