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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning

Cathy Marks Krpan
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

phone: (416) 978-0099
phone: 416-978-0099

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Centre for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education

Research Overview

Dr. Cathy Marks Krpan teaches in the Department for Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE. Her current research projects focus on student communication through think-alouds in mathematics and the development of student argumentation. Professor Marks Krpan has conducted research on effective teaching strategies that assist English Language Learners and learners who struggle in mathematics. Other research areas include student and teacher efficacy in the teaching and learning of mathematics, effective assessment strategies, and learning competencies in Mathematics Education.

Academic History

Ph. D. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
CTL: Science, Mathematics and Technology

M. Ed. Brock University, St. Catharines
Concentration: Mathematics Education

Representative Publications

Marks Krpan, C. (2014). Infusing world views in mathematical understanding/thinking in micro-global communities in Ontario.  In M.Evans, K.Broad (Eds.). School University Partnerhips Creatve Educations,OISE

Stagg Peterson, S., Mark Krpan, C.,  (2013).  University faculty, colleagues and teachers' federation as mentors in collaborative action research. McGill Journal of Education. 45(2). 257-274.

Marks Krpan, C. (2013). Math expressions; Promoting problem solving and mathematical thinking through communication. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education

Marks Krpan, C., Peterson, S.S., & Swartz, L. (2012). About collaboration: Considering the‘together’ in teachers learning together. In J. Bennett & R. Dawson. (Eds.), Teachers Learning Together. Toronto, ON: Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.

Marks Krpan, C. (2012) MITS literacy guided reading teaching plan:How to look after me and my pet. Toronto, ON: GTK Press.

Marks Krpan, C. (2012) MITS literacy guided reading teaching plan: The blackout. Toronto, ON: GTK Press.

Marks Krpan, (2011) Engaging struggling learners in group problem solving in mathematics (C. Rolheiser, Ed.) School University Partnerships: Creative Connections, OISE, 110-117.


Research Grants and Contracts

2014 Exploration of Proofs in Elementary Classrooms
2012 English Language Learners in Global Classrooms
2010 Exploring Math Pedagogy through Action Research
2009 Approaches to Problem Solving with English Language Learners
2008 Action Research and Teacher Collaboration in Mathematics
2007 Math Talk and its Impact on Student Learning: An Action Research Approach

Honours and Awards

Nominee, OISE Teaching Excellence Award, 2012
Nominee, OISE Teaching Excellence Award, 2011
Nominee, OISE Teaching Award, 2006
Recipient, OISE Student Teacherís Union Instructor of the Year Award, 2002 and 2004
Teacherís Choice Award, 2006, for Teacher Resources Math Readers, Abrams Publishers