Lead Faculty of the Collaborative Specialization
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Participating Degree Programs
Adult Education and Community Development — MA, MEd, PhD
Industrial Relations and Human Resources — MIRHR, PhD
Rehabilitation Science — MSc, PhD
Social Justice Education — MA, MEd, PhD, EdD
Women and Gender Studies — MA
The Collaborative Specialization in Workplace Learning and Social Change is particularly suited to students interested in developing their understanding of work and learning trends in Canada and internationally, with a focus on the relationships between workplace learning and social change. The collaborative specialization has three intellectual objectives:
to situate workplace learning within broader social trends such as globalization, neoliberalism, and organizational restructuring;
to allow exploration of the connections between learning as an individual phenomenon and learning as a social/organizational and public policy phenomenon; and
to highlight the learning strategies that seek to foster social change through greater equality of power, inclusivity, participatory decision-making, and economic democracy.
Applicants to participating programs who are interested in participating in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be accepted by both the graduate unit and the collaborative specialization. For admission, applicants should submit a statement of interest to the collaborative specialization director.
Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Workplace Learning and Social Change” on their transcript.
Contact and Address
Collaborative Specialization in Workplace Learning and Social Change
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6