Position: Interim Program Director
Organization: Natural Curiosity
Location: Downtown Toronto, Ontario
One year maternity leave coverage contract
Natural Curiosity was developed by the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, which is part of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Established under the leadership of Dr. William Blatz in 1925, the Laboratory School is a Nursery to Grade 6 elementary school dedicated to exploring what is possible in education, operating in conjunction with an MA in Child Study and Education teacher certification program and the Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Centre for multidisciplinary research in child development. The Lab School philosophy emerged from three foundations: an understanding of the unique development of children; Dr. Blatz’s theories about the critical role of security in children’s education; and John Dewey’s ideas for child-centred inquiry. Today at the Lab School, these beliefs remain central to our program, while we continue to expand our understanding of what these guiding principles might mean for school communities in this century.
Since its initial launch, Natural Curiosity has gained widespread implementation in schools, school boards, and ministries of education across the country and internationally. The driving motivation for a second edition was the burning need, in the wake of strong and unequivocal recommendations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015), to bring Indigenous perspectives into the heart of Canadian educational settings and curricula, most notably in connection with environmental issues. Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry is currently being disseminated and used widely across Turtle Island at publically and federally funded schools, school boards, Faculties of Education, educational institutes, and informal educational settings such as outdoor education centres and camps.
At this time, we are looking to hire someone to step into the role of Interim Program Director* to facilitate, manage, and oversee the following responsibilities, along with others as required. This is a wonderful opportunity for an outstanding educator to join our team and contribute to the continuing development of exemplary policy, models and practices within education.
Key Responsibilities include:
Natural Curiosity Resource
We seek applicants with the following professional qualifications and experience:
Qualified applicants are asked to submit a complete application including: a CV, 2 references, and a cover letter addressing the above requirements by Monday, June 17th, 2019. Please email your application to email@example.com . This position will begin in August 2019.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute the further diversification of ideas. All candidate are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 11 2019 ID: 53694