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Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development

APD1272H S - Play and Education

Posted on: March 5th, 2021

Closing Date: March 29th, 2021


Instructors are required to provide a minimum of 36 instructional hours for the course.  Prepare teaching resources for each class and provide relevant materials in a timely manner.  Assess and evaluate student’s work and provide final grade in the course for students according to OSIE/UT grading policies. Be available for informal meetings /communications with students as needed

Minimum Requirements:

Candidate must be working towards doctoral degree in psychology, human development or a related field. Expertise in content area. Experience conducting and/or knowledge of play research and implementation of play in educational settings. Preferred Candidates will have Individuals with demonstrated experience with related course content. Demonstrated scholarship in the area of the course topic. Prior experience teaching synchronous online courses preferred.

Course Description:

A series of seminars dealing with the definition of the term ''play'' and its relation to both psychological and educational processes in the young child. The history of play will be examined in relationship to various theories that have been advanced concerning the need children have to play, the functions of play, and their relationship to psychological, social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development.


Campus - St. George

Salary Minimum stipend is $8,219.16 (inclusive of vacation pay) for a half (F/S) course.

Course Enrollment: 25

Dates of Appointment: Summer  2 - July 1, 2021-August 30, 2021

Number of Positions: 1

Number of Hours: Teach a minimum of 36 hours

Tutorial/Lab Schedule: Tue & Thur 5:00 -8:00pm. This course will be offered online and delivered in a synchronous format - students are expected to be online during the days/times specified for the course.

Application Procedure For a Pool Member:

All applications must be received by March 29, 2021 to be considered for this position, a one-page covering letter outlining what the applicant brings to the position and an updated Curriculum Vitae. Names of referees may also be included but are not required. Applicants are asked to submit copies of course evaluations for all recent university-level courses taught, if available.

Applications should be sent to: APHD Chair, Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development, OISE, 252 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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