is a senior national consultant with the Vancouver-based Critical Thinking Consortium and a professor with the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He has worked with thousands of teachers across Canada, the US and the Caribbean to help them frame learning around engaging and provocative activities and authentic assessments.
Garfield’s background includes 5 years as a curriculum consultant for the York Region District School and 7 years as a department head in history and contemporary studies. He has authored numerous articles, chapters in books, and textbooks on a range of topics, including critical thinking and Canadian history. He has also taught at York University and the University of British Columbia.