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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning
David Montemurro

David Montemurro
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

phone: (416) 978-0197
email: d.montemurro@utoronto.ca  

Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Research Overview

David has been active in initial teacher education programs since 2007. An advocate of strong university and high school partnerships, David has initiated teacher education cohorts housed within high schools with a focus on urban education, global citizenship and sustainability education. Embracing experiential and service-learning as part of his pedagogical practice, David routinely collaborates with local community organizations, NGO's and international schools. In addition to his research and publications in teacher preparation, global citizenship education, culturally responsive pedagogy and sustainability education, David's recent focus is on internationalizing initial teacher education where he is currently researching global competency frameworks as conceptual guides for beginning teachers' practice.

In addition to leading teacher development workshops on equity issues with Toronto teachers, David has presented on issues of student engagement, culturally responsive teaching and challenging deficit thinking to national and international audiences.

Curriculum Vitae


Academic History

Doctorate in Education, Institute of Education, University College London (anticipated completion 2018).
Focus: Internationalization of Teacher Education.

Masters of Environmental Studies, York University, 1992
Major Paper: Re-Constructing Postmodern Environmental Education

Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, 1992, Dean's List

Bachelor of Arts, McGill University, Political Science, 1987, Graduated with Distinction

Representative Publications

2017 Co-author, Graduate Teacher Education at OISE: Transition to a 5-term Program. CATE.

2015 Unpublished. Case Study of Internationalization of Initial Teacher Education: a Canadian example. Submitted for IOE/UCL Ed.D.

2014 Co-editor, Inquiry into Practice: Teaching global matters in local classrooms. Toronto: OISE/UT.

2011 Co-author, Reflections on the Canadian Experience with Education for Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 11(4), 365-380.

2011 Co-author,  Culturally Responsive and Relevant Teaching. Inquiry into Practice: Reaching Every Student Through Inclusive Curriculum (pp. 95-100). Toronto: OISE/UT

2009 Author, How Do I Find the Time? In Education Activism: A guide to Social Justice in Classrooms, Schools and Communities. Published by OSSTF & UNICEF

2008 Reviewer, Using Photographs to Investigate Professional Identity, Brock U.

2008 Reviewer, Curriculum Review Article


Professional Activities

Presentations, Conferences, Workshops:
2017 OECD Working Group Education2030, Paris.

2017 UNODC Education for Justice, Expert Consultation, Vienna.

2016 Curriculum Redesign and Program Improvement: Strategies and Structures to Involve Stakeholders and Leverage Partnerships. Centre for Teaching, Support & Innovation's 10th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium, UofT.

2016 Global Ideas Institute Symposium. Hosted by The Munk School of Global Affairs, Rotman School of Management and Faculty of Engineering, UofT.

2016 Teaching and learning global matters in local classrooms: Perspectives on infusing international and global understandings in the Ontario context. CIES, Toronto.

2016 Teaching and learning global matters in local classrooms: What can be learned from teacher-led inquiry-into-practice projects? Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Brock, Canada

2014 Internationalizing Initial Teacher Education. Symposium: Global Best Practices? Working with, against and despite global 'best practices'. RICE/CIDEC. OISE

2014 Teaching and learning global matters in local classrooms: What can be learned from teacher-led inquiry-into-practice projects? CSSE, Brock.

2014 Key Note Presentation, Teacher Education for Urban Schools: An example from OISE, Canada. International Conference on Migration and Education: Theory and Practice of Intercultural Teacher Education and School Development. Hildesheim, Germany.

2011 Inquiry into Practice: Reaching Every Student Through Inclusive Curriculum. Quest Conference, York Region.

2009 Stakeholder Representative, Environmental Education in Ontario: Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow. Ministry of Education Symposium, Toronto.

2009 Presenter, Dilemmas of Distinction - Challenging Deficit-Thinking w/ J.Kugler. TDSB Equity in Education Course: Part 2.TDSB.

2008 Presenter, Re-thinking Poverty and Schooling: Troubling Conceptions, Powerful Visions and Alternative Strategies w/ T Zoric & L Stewart-Rose. ETFO Poverty & School Conference.

2008 Director's Conference on Globalizing Pre-Service Teacher Education, University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana.

2008 Training (and In-Service-Training) of Teachers in Immigration Societies: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Canadian Inner-City Schools, Schools in Immigrant Societies: International Perspectives from Research and Practice, Freie Universitt, Berlin, Germany.