Brief Biography

Dr. Jenny Horsman is a community-based researcher and educator, who teaches graduate courses at OISE, part of the University of Toronto. She is a recipient of the YMCA Peace Medallion. She has developed curriculum, conducted training, and delivered workshops and lectures in many parts of the world, on learning and literacy. Her passionate focus since the early 90s has been the impact of violence on learning and the ways educational interactions in any setting would be changed if we all acknowledged and addressed these impacts. She has written extensively on literacy and pedagogy, and violence and learning including the books Something in my Mind Besides the Everyday, Too Scared to Learn and Take on the Challenge. She continues to hunt for ways to continue to develop the interactive multi-media site: www.learningandviolence.net and is always looking for new allies and resources. She dreams this site will become a widely used training site and powerful catalyst for educational change in Canada and Internationally. She is also an avid cyclist, “upcycler”, gardener, and grandmother, growing and nurturing community, chosen family, and the earth.

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