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Dania Wattar

Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning


Dania Wattar is a sessional lecturer in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto. She teaches courses related to the integration of technology into teaching and supporting multilingual learners. Dr. Wattar has worked as an Online Teaching Coach supporting instructors in transitioning to online teaching since 2020. Dr. Wattar has a diverse experience working as a teacher, principal, policy specialist and educational consultant. She has worked and taught in different Canadian provinces and in the Middle East. Dr. Wattar’s research explores inclusion and equity, curriculum and pedagogy, comparative and international education, technology integration, online learning, supporting multilingual learners, multilingual technology, mathematics and literacy education. She can be followed on Twitter @DaniaW1.

Scholarly & Creative Works

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of digital tools for the assessment of young plurilingual students.
    2023, Assessing the competencies of plurilingual students. (S. Melo-Pfeifer & S. Ollivier eds.)
    Le Pichon, E., Naji, M., Wattar, D. & Lee, V.
  • A duoethnographic perspective on supporting Muslim children, youth and their families in Canadian schools.
    2023, Social justice education in Canada (A. Abdi Ed)
    Gagné, A. & Wattar, D.
  • 2022, Designing for Meaningful Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussion in Online Courses. (K. MacKinnon Ed)
    D. Wattar
  • Mobility of Syrian–Canadian students and continuity of math education: A comparative curriculum mapping Approach.
    2022, The Palgrave Handbook on Critical Theories of Education. (Abdi, A.A., Misiaszek, G.W. eds)
    Wattar, D., Le Pichon, E.
  • Working toward equity and engagement in an online course for future K-12 teachers.
    2022, Teaching in the Post COVID-19 Era: World Education Dilemmas, Teaching Innovations and Solutions in the Age of Crisis. (I. Fayed & J. Cummings Eds.)
    Gagné, A., Rajendram, S. & Wattar, D.

Research Interests

inclusion and equity, 
curriculum and pedagogy, 
comparative and international education, 
technology integration, 
online learning, 
supporting multilingual learners, 
multilingual technology, 
mathematics and literacy education.

Teaching Interests

CTL1617H Social Media and EducationCTL7016H Integrating Technology into the Classroom: Issues and ActivitiesCTL7019H Supporting English Language Learners