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    September 19
    Should we get rid of standardized testing?
    The results of standardized testing can help us understand some things, but they can also be misleading. If not designed properly, standardized tests can mislead students - for instance through confusing and unfamiliar cultural references. So what do these tests actually measure? And are they worthwhile? MT professor Arlo Kempf investigates. Watch at TED-Ed.
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    September 15
    Congratulations to SSHRC Impact Award finalist Dr. Jack Quarter
    Professor Jack Quarter is finalist of the prestigious SSHRC Impact Award which honours the highest achievements in Canada in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities in the humanities and social sciences. Dr. Quarter is recognized as a champion of community partnership research on Canada's social economy. Congratulations Dr. Quarter!
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    September 12
    Kids praised for being smart are more likely to cheat, according to new research from Dr. Kang Lee and team
    If kids do well in a game or a task, parents and caregivers often praise them so they feel good about themselves. But, according to two new studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and co-authors in the U.S. and China - that praise can backfire in a big way. Kids who are praised for "being smart", or who are told they "have a reputation for being smart", are more likely to cheat, research has found. Read more.
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    September 08
    9 ways to create an inclusive classroom: Tips from OISE's experts
    OISE Professor Ann Lopez, winner of numerous multicultural education awards and distinctions, and Richard Messina, Principal of OISE's Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) give 9 tips for teachers on how to create an environment that celebrates equality in an increasingly diverse world.
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    September 07
    Professor George Dei elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
    Considered one of Canada's foremost scholars on race and anti-racism studies, Dr. George Dei has spent his academic life instilling more equity and social justice in the education system.
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    September 06
    Back to school: Top tips from OISE Dean, advice for students, teachers, parents
    Looking to start your school year off on the right foot? OISE Dean Glen Jones has two important tips that will help ensure your success. Pluscheck out helpful tips for teachers, students and parents from OISE's education experts.
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    August 31
    Trump tornado must not blow Canadian reconciliation off course, says Dean Glen Jones
    Media emphasis on the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., and Trump's igniting responses, risks diminishing the attention given to dealing with Canada's own racist colonial history, says Dean Glen Jones. Universities should not lose sight of the importance of the domestic reconciliation project and the need to address our own complex, multifaceted narrative of colonialism and racism, says Jones. Read more.
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    August 28
    OISE's Normand Labrie and Yollande Dweme Mbukuny Pitta helps plan Ontario's first French-language university
    Ontario is proposing to create a new French-language university, the first of its kind in the province, giving French-speaking students more opportunities to study in French. In consultation with the francophone community, the French-language University Planning Board has provided recommendations to the government for the creation of a French-language university in Central and Southwestern Ontario, governed by and for Francophones. Read more.
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    August 25
    Professors Carol Campbell and Michael Fullan re-appointed as education advisors to the Ontario Premier and Minister of Education
    The Government of Ontario has re-appointed OISE professors Carol Campbell and Michael Fullan as education advisors to the Ontario Premier and Minister of Education. They are recognized internationally for their research and leadership in public education. Congratulations!
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    August 17
    New study by professor Patricia Ganea finds kids learn more effectively from stories with humans than with human-like animals
    A new study from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows kids aged 4-6 learn social lessons, like sharing or telling the truth, most effectively from a certain type of book. The results may surprise you. Read more.
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    August 16
    Dr. Kang Lee breaks down Obama's tweet about racial bias
    Dr. Lee's research shows that infants have to be carefully taught not to hate things different than them, instead of the other way around. Read more via National Post.
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    August 04
    How did Canada become an education superpower? Professor David Booth analyzes the reasons why
    When there are debates about the world's top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland or Norway. But with much less recognition, Canada has climbed into the top tier of international rankings. How did it happen? Professor David Booth highlights Canada's "strong base in literacy." Read more via BBC.
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    August 03
    Ontario's full-day kindergarten program has lasting benefits on child learning and behaviour, OISE study finds
    It's been 7 years since Ontario launched its full-day kindergarten program. What's been the impact? Research by professor Janette Pelletier reveals that it's had lasting benefits on child learning and behaviour. Children in the program scored higher on reading, writing and number knowledge than those in a half-day program. They also scored higher on self-regulation, which is the capacity to respond to life's stresses and return to a calm and alert state. Read more via The Conversation.
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    July 26
    Canada launches funding program to recruit international researchers. Dean Glen Jones comments.
    A host of new initiatives by national governments - in Britain, Canada, France and most recently Germany - seek to lure foreign researchers to their shores with pots of money earmarked for international recruitment. What caliber of talent will countries be able to attract with these new funding schemes? OISE Dean Glen Jones weighs in. Read more.
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    July 17
    OISE research fellow designs new police lineup procedure to help increase the accuracy of child eyewitness identification
    More than 370 innocent people have been wrongfully convicted of crimes in Canada and the United States. Mistaken eyewitness identification is the leading cause. Child witnesses are especially vulnerable to error. While children are capable of accurately reporting on their memory, they are more likely than adults to identify an innocent person when the true perpetrator is absent from a police lineup. A new police lineup procedure, designed by OISE post-doctoral research student Kaila Bruer, could help.
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    July 10
    Alum Cathy Crowe appointed to the Order of Canada
    OISE alum Cathy Crowe has been named to the Order of Canada for outstanding achievement in the area of homelessness. For over 45 years, Cathy has worked tirelessly as a street nurse in Toronto and social justice advocate for homeless people across the country. Read more via The Toronto Star.
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    June 30
    For Canada 150, facing the truth makes for a worthy celebration, say U of T profs
    As Canada recognizes its 150th birthday, OISE professor Dr. Charles Pascal, and Dr. Suzanne Stewart of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, argue there would be much more to celebrate if the nation connected its birthday bash with a more promising future and the TRC's Calls to Action. Read more via The Toronto Star.
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    June 23
    OISE grads receive final homework assignment
    When 525 graduates from OISE's Master of Arts, Master of Teaching and Bachelor of Education programs arrived for their convocation on June 22, they thought all of their tests and assignments were complete. Instead, Indigenous scholar Jean-Paul Restoule asked grads to play an important role in reconciliation process. Read more.
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    June 20
    First Nations school principals find support through OISE's online course
    There are a number of challenges principals face while working in First Nations schools - that's why OISE created the First Nations Schools Principals' Course. Read more.
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    June 20
    National Indigenous Peoples Day should be a statutory holiday
    OISE's Charles Pascal says National Aboriginal Day (recently renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day, following a statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on June 21, 2017) should be a statutory holiday in Canada. Read more.
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    June 15
    ABC's of PRIDE: 6 Tips to foster an inclusive classroom
    To recognize Pride Month in Toronto, OISE is celebrating with six tips to foster equality and acceptance in the classroom and beyond.
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    June 14
    Spring 2017 Convocation: OISE grads take the stage on June 16 and 22
    OISE graduates will take stage at the University of Toronto's 2017 convocation on June 16 and June 22 at Convocation Hall. "We are so proud of OISE's graduates," said OISE Dean Glen Jones. "Each year, we continue to be amazed by the incredible knowledge, skill, talent, drive and ambition demonstrated by these remarkable scholars. We look forward to seeing how these outstanding graduates will change the world." Read more.
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    June 13
    Why part-time conditions matter to full-time faculty: Grace Karram Stephenson explains
    The plight of the part-time professor has become a hot topic. For doctoral candidates who wish to remain in academia, the future looks grim: uncertain teaching contracts, last-minute course changes, low salaries, few benefits. At the same time, many full-time professors are now awakening to their own rising job difficulties. Post-doctoral student Grace Karram Stephenson weighs in on the common interests between part-time and full-time faculty - and calls for united advocacy for improved conditions.
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    June 12
    Does year-round schooling improve student learning and development? Professor Charles Pascal weighs in
    Summer vacay: yay or nay? Would students be better off without it? Charles Pascal, OISE professor and former deputy education minister, says yes. For Dr. Pascal, summer vacation actually interferes with the goal of providing a continuous opportunity for students to apply their learning. Read more.
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    June 07
    Professor Garfield Gini-Newman talks to the Toronto Star about the importance of teaching kids to think critically in age of Google
    In this era of increased automation, fake news and where virtually everything is Googleable, teaching kids to think critically is more important than ever, says OISE professor Garfield Gini-Newman. Read more.
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    June 06
    Professor and Development Psychologist Chloe Hamza awarded Connaught New Researcher Award
    An alarming one in five university students will turn to self-harming behaviours like cutting and burning to cope with stress, anxiety and sadness. But why students choose self-harm over other coping behaviours remains a mystery, says lifespan development psychologist Chloe Hamza. Understanding and eventually disrupting this cycle of self-abuse, which increases later risk of suicidal behavior by two to four per cent among students, is the focus of an ambitious research project by the assistant professor in the department of applied psychology and human development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Read more.
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    June 06
    Congratulations to Daniela Bramwell and Emma Sabzalieva, recipients of the Vanier Scholarship
    The Government of Canada announced this year's Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships May 31, and the list include our doctoral students: Daniela Bramwell and Emma Sabzalieva. The Vanier CGS program was launched in 2008 to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and is considered the most prestigious of its kind. Read more.
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    June 05
    The Naylor Report: How will Canadian science succeed?
    The Naylor report received its first collective appraisal from the scientific community this week. About 200 scientists, higher education administrators, and media gathered in Toronto on May 31st to articulate their shared response to the first review in four decades of Canada's fundamental science apparatus. Read more.
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    June 05
    Principals in First Nations schools find support through OISE's new online course
    Isolation, lack of adequate funding, limited resources, complex social issues - these are just some of the challenges principals face while working in First Nations schools. That's why OISE's Continuing and Professional Learning program started the First Nations Schools Principals' Course. The e-learning class addresses the specific needs of principals, vice principals and aspiring school leaders working in band-operated First Nations schools. Read more.
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    June 02
    Professor Njoki Wane wins U of T President's Teaching Award
    OISE Professor Njoki Wane has been named one of the winners of the University of Toronto's 2017 President's Teaching Award. The prestigious award honours faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching, educational leadership, research on pedagogy, and the integration of teaching and research. Wane, who teaches in OISE's Social Justice Education department, is the second OISE professor to ever have been named to U of T's highest teaching honour. Read more.
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    June 02
    OISE's Clare Kosnik wins prestigious teacher education award in Singapore
    OISE's Dr. Clare Kosnik, Director of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) - the world's top lab school - has won the Dr. Ruth Wong Visiting Professorship in Teacher Education from the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore for her work in teacher education. "I'm incredibly honoured to receive this award," said Kosnik. "It validates the importance of studying teacher education which in so many ways is an under-researched area," she said. Read more.
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    June 01
    Schools must become 'hub' of mental health support, says Professor Katreena Scott
    Noting the amount of time kids spend at school - often six to eight hours a day - professor Katreena Scott said schools can become a "hub" of mental health support, by bringing together psychologists, social workers, teachers, parents and the child. "What if, instead of calling the parents and taking the problem out of the school, the school became the centre for help?" she said.
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    May 29
    Professor Judith Wiener wins U of T's JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award
    OISE professor Judith Wiener has been selected as one of the winners of the University of Toronto's 2017 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award. The award honours faculty members for outstanding performance in the multiple roles associated with doctoral supervision. Wiener, who teaches in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, is the second OISE professor to win this prestigious award. Read more.
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    May 27
    Do armed, uniformed cops belong in Toronto high schools? Alum Gita Rao Madan weighs in
    When the Toronto police board met this week, a lesser-known police initiative called the School Resource Officer program was a minor item buried deep on a packed agenda - and nowhere near the chopping block. But by the end of the monthly board meeting, the 36 uniform cops assigned to work in 75 schools across the city had nearly been pulled out of class, the program suddenly on the brink of suspension pending consultation with school leaders and community members. Read more.
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    May 25
    Mental health video series: OISE hits the streets to test your mental health knowledge
    Featuring OISE's Dr. Katreena Scott, speaker at OISE's May 30, 2017 Jackson Lecture, the four-part video series highlights common myths and misconceptions about mental health in young people. In the videos, OISE News takes to the streets of Toronto and asks people a series of multiple choice questions. Dr. Scott, Canada Research Chair and psychologist, then weighs in with the answers, adding further insight to the equation. Read more.
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    May 24
    Canadian teens earn high rankings in financial literacy. Professors Mary Reid and Dan Lang discuss value of financial education
    Canadian teens earn high rankings in financial literacy - including in Ontario, where changes to the curriculum have paid off in the latest round of international testing. Dan Lang, a professor at OISE, believes the push for better knowledge has been fuelled by the economy. While five or six years ago, such strong results would have been a surprise, teachers and schools have been responsive. Read more.
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    May 24
    Professor Kang Lee's research on children and lying featured in National Geographic
    A new National Geographic article on lying features Professor Kang Lee's research.
    For Dr. Lee, learning to lie is a natural stage in child development and a re-assuring sign that cognitive growth is on track. Read more.
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    May 17
    Master of Teaching student Aakriti Kapoor wins national leadership award for her innovative online education tool
    As a researcher and aspiring educator, OISE Master of Teaching student Aakriti Kapoor has focused on education tools to help students navigate the digital world.
    Recently, she was named winner of the prestigious 3M National Student Fellowship for her work on mindJig - an online software that teaches students how to think critically and write analytically. The tool helps students navigate what Kapoor calls the "infoflux," that is, the overwhelming amount of information in the digital world. Learn more about Aakriti.
    education software designed to help students navigate information in the digital world. Learn more about Aakriti.
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    May 15
    Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández weighs in on the cuts to arts education in Ontario
    The number of Ontario elementary schools with full or part-time music teachers has steadily declined in the last decade, according to a new report by People for Education.
    The trend can be partly explained by two main factors: declining enrolment, which equates to less funding for schools with fewer students and a sense that the priority is in different areas like math and science. Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández worries that this "elitist conception of the arts" is keeping some educators and parents from appreciating how arts can help children. Read more.
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    May 11
    Will your doctor be replaced by a robot? Professor Brian Hodges talks about the future of healthcare
    OISE professor Brian Hodges has a stern warning for future healthcare providers: learn to be caring and compassionate or be replaced by robots in white coats. Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, deep learning and big data will in the near future make many tasks performed by physicians and nurses obsolete, Hodges told hundreds of healthcare professionals who packed his keynote presentation at the World Health Summit in Montreal on Tuesday. Read more.
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    May 11
    Staff member Lise Watson reflects on her experiences as the white adoptive mother of a young black child
    Lise Watson is a financial aid coordinator at OISE. She's also the white adoptive mother of an eight-year-old black boy. In this personal essay for the CBC, Lisa reflects on her gnawing fears as her young son begins to ask hard questions. Read more.
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    May 09
    Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández urges ongoing conversation around issues of privilege and arts education
    When researcher Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández released a report last week showing that students entering Grade 9 at Toronto's arts high schools are more than twice as likely to be white-and nearly twice as likely to come from a wealthy family-than students at other Toronto public schools, he hoped the findings would spark interest. But even he and study co-author Gillian Parekh didn't realize just how much conversation would flow from these findings. Gaztambide-Fernández is eager to keep this conversation going in the days, weeks and months ahead. Read more.
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    May 09
    Will crowdfunding for academic research take off? Benjamin Crase examines the recent phenomenon.
    With government research budgets not meeting growing demand for funding, a growing number of researchers around the world are turning to various emerging crowdfunding platforms designed specifically to raise funds for academic research projects. OISE graduate student, Benjamin Crase, talks about the recent phenomenon.
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    May 05
    Professor Megan Boler, media and cultural studies expert, analyzes Trump's use of Twitter
    Since Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States, he has continued his prolific and bold use of Twitter that has long been his signature style. His tweets garner worldwide headlines, rock stock markets and send diplomats scrambling. CTVNews.ca asked Megan Boler, OISE's media studies professor, to weigh in on Trump's extraordinary use of the 140-character message service during his first 100 days.
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    May 04
    Professor Tanya Titchkosky receives Liverpool University Press' 2016 Award for Outstanding Journal Reviewer
    The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disabilities Studies has selected Professor Tanya Titchkosky, Department of Social Justice Education, as the winner of Liverpool University Press' 2016 Award for Outstanding Journal Reviewers.
    This award recognizes individuals who have provided exceptional service to their disciplines by contributing timely, rigorous and thoughtful peer reviews to some of the leading publications in their fields. Congratulations Dr. Titchkosky!