About Us

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum as a Social Practice (ICRC) collaborates across sectorial and disciplinary boundaries, to think in new ways about curriculum in schools, in our communities, and in higher education settings. We actively promote research that challenges reductionist views of curriculum, and is inclusive of previously omitted components of Canadian curricula. For example, we take seriously the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Call to Action.

Director: Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw

I am a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Faculty of Education and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum at Western University in Ontario, Canada.  Prior   to joining Western University, I was a Professor at the School of Child & Youth Care at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, where I now serve as Adjunct Professor.     

Faculty Lead: Dr. Kelly-Anne MacAlpin

I am an Assistant Professor (P/T) focused on early childhood environmental education; human and nonhuman common worlding; ethical response(abilities) in environmentally precarious times. My area of study focuses on environmental education and children’s sensitivities to, and relations with more-than-human others in environmentally precarious times. As a member of the Early Childhood Pedagogies Collaboratory and the Common Worlds Collective my research focuses on alternative and generative pedagogies that story everyday encounters in complex and situated worlds.

Join the ICRC 

Becoming a member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum as a Social Practice means having access to a network of researchers and practitioners, both local and international, who are seeking to do curriculum research in ways that bring various types of expertise together.

For more information, please email: Kelly-Ann MacAlpine at kmacalp2@uwo.ca