Laurel Waterman

Laurel Waterman, PhD Candidate


Laurel Waterman is a Ph.D. Candidate in Curriculum and Pedagogy, Wellbeing Emphasis, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on consciousness education, a term she defines as education about perspectives on the origin and nature of consciousness and their implications for ways of being, knowing, teaching, and learning. She specializes in narrative inquiry research and is working to popularize participatory and post-materialist paradigms of consciousness in the field of education and educational research. She holds an MA in Adult Education and Community Development from OISE and has been teaching narrative non-fiction writing in the Professional Writing and Communication program at the University of Toronto, Mississauga since 2009. She is a board member of The Scientific and Medical Network (SMN), a UK-based educational organization focused on the intersection of science and spirituality, and belongs to the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS Global). 

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