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Elizabeth Morley, International Committee-Chair

Elizabeth Morley is Principal of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at the University of Toronto where she leads a unique school that has substantial impact on public policy through its research and its practice. The school has a long history of exemplary practice from Kindergarten through the Elementary grades. Ms. Morley has credentials in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Teaching and began her career teaching young children. At the University of Toronto, she has researched effective programming in the early years, and has been involved in the education of teachers who work with young children. In 2011, she was part of a team that published a book, Natural Curiosity, about the school’s inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. The book is in the hands of teachers in every school in Ontario, Canada, and in other schools around the world.

Elizabeth Morley was a Visiting Lecturer at Kobe Shinwa Women’s University in 2001, and has returned several times to speak with educators and students there. She was a member of the Columbia University Visiting Fellow Program in New York in 2007.
Her work has been presented at the Jean Piaget Society, the American Educational Research Association, the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, and the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS), among others.
Her publications are included in the Journal of the Learning Sciences.