OISE CPL Innovation

May 5th, 2021  |  News

Education is constantly changing and we at OISE CPL have ambitious ideas for how we will nudge innovation along.

Adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

We’re exploring how curriculum can more deeply incorporate ideas related to community and giving back on a global scale by embracing the 17 sustainable development goals set out by the United Nations — which include quality education for all. “We have generation of educators who aspire to make a significant impact in the world,” says our executive director, Elisabeth Rees-Johnstone, who is developing more ways that CPL can explore these ideas and embed them into learning and service. 

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Informing Course Content and Instructional Approaches 

Similarly, Josie Di Vincenzo, sessional facilitator in our Workplace Learning and Development stream, sees inclusion, diversity and equity as increasingly informing course content and instructional approaches at CPL. She predicts instructors will mature in how they embrace these ideas and measure their effect. “We lack accountability and responsiveness. We need a stronger feedback loop to see how this is going and what we need to do,” she says. 


Digital Learning and Micro Credentials

Technology has been influencing learning for decades and has transformed it dramatically in the short term. OISE CPL has long been a leader in innovations in digital learning and we are spearheading a more sophisticated understanding of learning in different environments. “Everything is an online learning environment now, it’s not separate anymore,” says Matthew Christianson, a facilitator in our Adult Learning and Development program who teaches Online Learning Environments. He expects to see teaching and learning move more nimbly between remote and in-person environments and a rise in research around things like gamification. 

Since digital learning can happen anywhere, anytime, micro credentials will inevitably rise along with new, remote learning opportunities. They can all work together towards a new, more integrated model of lifelong learning that will impact education and beyond. 

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Global competencies

Educator skill domains

The professional learning model

Evidence-based programs with real world applications

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