Maria Assif

Maria Assif

Professor, Teaching Stream

ENGA02 Coordinator & Joint UTSC/OISE Program Faculty Advisor

“I value community-engaged learning (CEL) as a high impact teaching practice that offers students the opportunity to make a positive impact in local and global communities and bridges theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom and real-world, hands-on experiences and issues. I also believe that CEL can provide a fertile ground for ethical reciprocity (i.e., addressing our community partners’ urgent needs). The richness of these CEL partnerships are at the heart of social justice we all thrive to contribute to.”


ENG72: Introduction to Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Speech
Forthcoming course, Winter 2023

ENGD02Y: Teaching Academic Writing: Theories, Methods and Community-Based Learning
This year-long course explores the theories and practices of teaching academic writing, mostly in middle and secondary school contexts as well as university writing instruction and/or tutoring in writing. Through its 60-hour service-learning component, the course also provides student educators the practical opportunities for the planning and delivering of these instruction techniques in different teaching contexts. This is a great opportunity for students looking for practical applications to theoretical concepts and teaching-related opportunities in Canada and abroad.

Assif, M., Beauquis, C., Issa, Z., and Panaligan, M. (2021). The Concept of Partnership between Work-Integrated Learning and SaP. Paper presented the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) conference.   

Gray, N. and Chaudhry, D. (2022). The Future Teachers – From Classroom to Teaching. Supported two ENGD02Y students in their paper presentation at the 17th Annual Global Education and Learning Conference.