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VIC151 Theories, Practices & Experiences in Teaching

Course Reserves

The following materials are available at the front desk of the library for a twenty-four hour loan. You will need provide the call number associated with each title and your TCard to borrow the materials.

  • John Dewey, Experience and Education (call number: LB875 .D3943 1997)
  • Être et avoir (call number: DVD Video .Et72)
  • Monsieur Lazhar (call number: DVD Video .M679).
    Online version for streaming is also available.
  • A Touch of Greatness (call number: DVD Video .T642).


Hint: Entries in encyclopedias have extensive bibliographies with recommended resources for further reading and potential sources for your essay.

Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
An excellent introduction to the intersections between education and race, gender, and socioeconomic class. The content also critically examines the influence of technology on learning, what it means to be educated, and the role of teaching and learning in society.

Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory
Includes entries on topics associated with theoretical and practical interest in educational theory and philosophy by authoritative scholars.

The International Encyclopedia of Education
Covers a range of diverse topics from an international perspective: primary and secondary education, curriculum development, education of children with special needs, and many others.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
Contains a selection of issues and concepts related to the field of education: curriculum evaluation, education and income distribution, historical perspectives of education and gender, communities of practice, among others.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Highlights the increasing influence of economics in social science research and contains articles contributed by international scholars on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences, including the field of education.


Brookfield, S. (1995). Becoming a critically reflective teacher. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Siegel, H. (Ed.). (2009). The Oxford handbook of philosophy of education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The Library Catalogue
Find books by title, by particular author, or a specific subject. It contains books and other sources of all U of T campus libraries. You can also search by using keywords.

Journal Articles

Key Journals in Philosophy of Education

The following journals are peer-reviewed.

Journal Databases

CBCA Education (Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database Education)
A major index in the field of education in Canada and internationally. Contains both scholarly sources (research articles) and non-scholarly (magazines and newsletters).

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
A current and comprehensive bibliography of scholarly research in education. It is a great place to search for book chapters, articles, and reports when doing more in-depth research. Includes Canadian and international scholarship

Additional Resources in Education

Other major research resources in the field of education (encyclopedias and journal databases) are listed on the University of Toronto Libraries web site.

APA Citation & Style Guide

Research & Writing Support

Research Help

  • online
  • in-person (advance notice required): Agatha Barc, Librarian, E.J. Pratt Library,

Writing Help

Please book an appointment at the Victoria College Writing Centre.

Seminar Materials

created by: Agatha Barc | updated: 25 October 2017