Laidlaw Forum

Announcing the launch of our new journal!

Laidlaw Forum: Emerging Ideas in Child Study and Education

Laidlaw Forum: Emerging Ideas in Child Study and EducationThis year, the Laidlaw Centre is proud to launch an open access, peer reviewed journal called the Laidlaw Forum: Emerging Ideas in Child Study and Education. We aim to present a collection of multi-media literature reviews, and other resources, that are reliable, robust, plain-language, accessible, and can be applied to common classroom challenges. 

The resources in the Forum may be useful to a professional learning community who are working together to tackle a common challenge and require a succinct literature review. Or, they may be useful to an individual educator who wants high-quality information but doesn’t have the time or means to access a research database. 

This year, our works come exclusively from students within the MA in Child Study and Education at the Jackman Institute of Child Study at OISE. In 2022, the Forum will increase its reach and accept submissions of the most innovative and exciting writing, projects, videos, and classroom lessons produced by students across multiple graduate level programs at OISE/University of Toronto and beyond. 

In our first issue, to commemorate the unprecedented move toward online learning due to COVID-19, the Forum features an all-digital collection of student “video stories” designed to support classroom teachers. Nine videos highlight research and classroom practises to support mathematics teaching, executive functions, social and emotional learning, and literacy in play-based kindergarten. 

For the months of December and January, we are featuring Jamie Abtan’s 10-minute video, Sustained Attention in the Elementary School Classroom. She discusses the challenges of fostering sustained attention the elementary school classroom and presents practical approaches to support student growth and development.

Visit our journal to see the whole collection and for more information on how to submit.