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Said Sidani

Sessional Lecturer, Education Studies
Language Studies

Said Sidani is a Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Language Studies at UTM. His research interests include program development and curriculum renewal in teacher education, the intersection of digital technology and pedagogy in the classroom, and the professional learning of teacher educators. His doctorate was awarded the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) Thesis Recognition Award in May 2023. Said has taught teacher education courses in the areas of human development, technology, literacy, and research methods. At the undergraduate level, he has taught courses in equity and diversity in education and peer mentorship. As a teacher educator, Said takes great pride in supporting teacher candidates completing their practicum placements in K-12 schools. He also serves as an Occasional Teacher in the Peel District School Board.


  • PhD, Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development, University of Toronto
  • MA, Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development, University of Toronto
  • BEd, Intermediate/Senior French as a Second Language & History, University of Toronto
  • BA Hons, French Language Teaching & Learning, Minors in History and History of Religions, University of Toronto Mississauga

Areas of Teaching and Research Interests

  • Teacher education and professional learning
  • Teaching and learning in higher education
  • Mentoring in education
  • Digital technology in the classroom
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Selected Publications

Selected Grants, Fellowships and Awards 

  • Doctoral Thesis Recognition Award, Canadian Association for Teacher Education, 2023
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Colleges & Universities, 2022


Education Studies