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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning
David Montemurro

David Montemurro
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

phone: (416) 978-0197

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 2021).
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

2018 Broad, K., Mira, G., Montemurro, D., & Vemic. The Potential of School-Based Research Centers for Advancing Pre and In-Service Teacher Education for Global Citizenship. Canadian Association for Teacher Education, Ottawa.

2017 McDougall, D., Hewitt, J., Montemurro, D., Kosnik, C., & Cuckovic, B. Graduate Teacher Education at OISE: Transition to a five-term program. Eds. J. Kitchen & D. Petrarca. Initial Teacher Education in Ontario: The First Year of Four Semester Teacher Education Programs. Canadian Association for Teacher Education, Ottawa.

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2015 Unpublished.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 Broad, K., Evans, M., Gambhir, M., & Montemurro, D. eds. Teaching
global matters in local classrooms. Toronto: OISE

Professional Activities

Presentations, Conferences, Workshops:

2020 Invited Panelist, Comparative and International Education Society of Canada. Educating the Internationalization of Teacher Education. London, Ontario.

2019 Invited Panelist, American Educational Research Association. Globalization and Diversity in Education: What Does It Mean for Canadian Teacher Education? Toronto, Ontario.

2019 Invited Presenter, Hangzhou Technological and Development Area (HEDA) Education Bureau. Teaching for Diversity and Global Citizenship, Hangzhou, China.

2018 Invited Presenter, International Network of Education Institutions (INEI) Symposium. Re-envisioning Globalization, Regionalization and Localization in Education and Society. Beijing Normal University, China.

2018 Guest Presenter, Centre for Community Partnerships (CPP). Designing and teaching a Community-Engaged Learning course. University of Toronto, Ontario.

2017 Presenter, Canadian Association for Teacher Education. Working Conference-Globalization and Diversity in Education: What Does It Mean for Canadian Teacher Education? Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2017 Invited Panelist, Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Initial teacher education in Ontario: The first year of four-semester teacher education programs. Toronto, Ontario.

2017 Guest Presentation (virtual), North Dakota State University. Internationalization of Initial Teacher Education - Canadian context. Fargo, North Dakota.

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 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 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,