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Brett Beston

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Associate Chair-Teaching

Area of Research

applied educational psychology, pedagogy, well-being, biopsychology, neuroscience, experience-dependent development, perception, vision.


Teaching and connecting with students excites me, and I feel privileged to be apart of a dedicated group of teachers at the University of Toronto.  My goal is to provide a meaningful, student-centered classroom experience. The answer to this isn’t always as simple as adopting the latest technology or teaching trend. Rather, the solution requires a careful evaluation of the dynamics of course size, the needs of students and the approach that will provide hundreds of students with meaningful learning experiences. As a result, my current research interest is to identify and evaluate effective educational practices that improve the classroom experience of my students.

BSc (Psychology, McMaster University)
PhD (Psychology, McMaster University)