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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning
Nick Scarfo

Nick Scarfo

phone: (416) 978-0078
email: nick.scarfo@utoronto.ca  

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Master of Teaching Programme

Research Overview

Dr. Scarfo's scholarship and research focus on the areas of educational law, professional ethics in education and the ethical dilemmas of teaching. His most recent research project, "The Impact of Critical Incidents on Teacher Professionalism and Ethics" explored the influence of critical incidents of pre-service educators' understanding of educational law, ethics and professionalism. Using a case study approach this study highlights student teacher perceptions and reflections of lived experiences relevant to educational law and professionalism. His most recent book is entitled, Inspiring the Future: A New Teachers Guide to the Law by Nick Scarfo and Marvin Zuker.

Academic History

Dr. Nick Scarfo is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Dr. Scarfo earned his doctorate at OISE where he is the Chair of Admissions for the Master of Teaching degree program.

Teaching Overview

Since 2002 Nick has taught graduate courses in law and ethics specifically, CTL7001, Educational Professionalism, Ethics and the Law. As well, Dr Scarfo has held a number of leadership positions in the Master of Teaching program, namely; Program Director, Practicum Coordinator, Cohort Advisor and Course lead for Educational Professionalism, Ethics and the Law.

Representative Publications


Books / Chapters

Scarfo, N.J., Zuker, M., (2017) Inspiring the Future: Educators and the Law (2nd Edition). Toronto, Carswell

Scarfo, N.J., Zuker, M., (2011) Inspiring the Future: Educators and the Law (1st Edition). Toronto, Carswell.

Scarfo, N.J. (1995). Ontario Curriculum Policy Document - Social Studies, History and Geography. Toronto: Queen's Printer.

Scarfo, N.J., (1995). Ontario Curriculum Policy Document - Health and Physical Education. Toronto: Queen's Printer.