Curriculum & Pedagogy Program – Collaborative Specialization in Comparative International and Development Education

Name of Program / Course / Training: Curriculum & Pedagogy Program – Collaborative Specialization in Comparative International and Development Education

Organization / Institution: University of Toronto

Name of Department / College: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Degree Level:

Postgraduate - Masters / PhD

Critical Studies in Curriculum Pedagogy (CSSP) is an Emphasis in the C&P program for MA, MEd and PhD students who are admitted into the program.

The CSSP Emphasis encourages a critical exploration of educational phenomena, within and beyond the scope of schools. It focuses on social justice issues in education, including those related to: environmental justice, peacebuilding, globalization, colonialism, race, disability, gender, sexuality, cultural and linguistic difference. Students enrolled in the CSSP Emphasis are required to take three courses from a list of participating courses, as part of their graduate degree.

The Comparative International Development Education (CIDE) is a collaborative cross-departmental specialization operating in partnership with several graduate programs, including C&P (above).

CIDE's mandate is to promote excellence, collaboration, and innovation in comparative and international educational research, and to contribute to transnational scholarship and education at OISE. It is a collaborative cross-departmental) graduate studies specialization that draws students and faculty from six graduate programs in three departments at OISE. Applications from potential visiting scholars are welcome, and enrolled students may choose courses to dovetail international (including Indigenous First Nations), comparative, cross-cultural and/or development areas of study with requirements in their home graduate programs.

Examples of courses offered within both Curriculum & Pedagogy the intersecting Comparative International Development Education program include:

CTL 1312 Education for Democratic Citizenship in Comparative International Perspective
CTL 1318 Teaching Conflict and Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice
CTL 1330 Education and Peacebuilding in Conflict Zones

The CIDE community has a lively seminar and workshop series and various interest groups. Some students also do thesis research and/or practicum internships.

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