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Curriculum as Numeracy

After attending Gale’s lecture, I must say topics are certainly more interesting when someone who is passionate about them is the one introducing the topic.  I had never put so much thought into the connection between language and numeracy, probably … Continue reading Continue reading

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Treaty Ed and FNMI Content

I think it might be even more important to teach Treaty Ed or FNMI content where there are few – no First Nations, Metis or Inuit students because the students in your classroom have no knowledge on this content other … Continue reading Continue reading

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Curriculum as Place

  The themes of reinhabitation and decolonization present themselves in a few ways throughout the text.  The river tour is an obvious example of reconnecting to the environment.  Another way this is exhibited is through the connections that were established … Continue reading Continue reading

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Politics of Curriculum

Before reading/lecture: I have never really thought about who decides what makes it into the curriculum or how it is decided, which, now that I think of it, is pretty crazy. This is a perfect example of Kumashiro’s commonsense.  Curriculum … Continue reading Continue reading

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What makes a good student?

Schools are meant to prepare students for their adult lives by providing them with the knowledge and skill set to participate in our society.  Students are supposed to be prepared to enter the work force and with that in mind … Continue reading Continue reading

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“Affective education is indeed effective education”

“Emotionalized learning experiences are geared towards personality and character development through interesting, though-provoking and relevant content. Their predominant purpose is to help students flourish in their personal, professional and social lives. Affective education is indeed effective education, as it affects students’ … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Tyler Rationale

The Tyler Rationale sounds a lot like my experiences in elementary school.  I remember on our report cards were even marked on behaviours like listening, speaking in turn, etc.  A lot assignments or projects I have worked on were very … Continue reading Continue reading

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Kumashiro & Common Sense

Kumashiro defines common sense as what everyone in a society should know.  It refers to the way things have been done and how they are supposed to be done.  It is important to pay attention to common sense because, often, … Continue reading Continue reading

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