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The following is a video representing my understandings and learnings of ECS 210. As place based education was one of themes I took from the class, I emphasized this with the setting of my video.
‘How do you read the world’ may be my new favorite metaphor. To examine how I responded to the prompt, I wanted to break down my thoughts through a personal story, looking through the story through a deeper understanding, and a reflective analysis. In some ways, this is comparable to doing an analysis of a … Continue reading (re)reading the world Continue reading
When we think about education for the purpose of citizenship, common sense would likely dictate the need to learn about democracy. Teach the students about how the voting process, teach them about the branches of government, teach them the many steps about how a bill would become a law. That way they can hold the … Continue reading “AND THAT’S HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW” – Citizenship in the Classroom Continue reading
When I am at my farm where I grew up, frequently there was a white board where we used ‘to do’ check lists to know what chores needed to be done. For myself, I found it a very useful tool to help to organize our thoughts; the bigger jobs were always on the forefront of … Continue reading Only FedEx Should Check Boxes; my reflections on Treaty Education (and treaty Ed Camp) Continue reading
Take a moment and think about your favourite place. Think about how it sounds, how it smells, how it feels to be there. Sketch a picture in your mind. …Did you picture somewhere outside? I did. And I would be willing to assume that most people would as well. We are drawn to the out of … Continue reading Tell me about your place. Continue reading
Before How do I think curriculum is developed? In all honesty I do not have much of an understanding of how or why most curriculum’s end up the way that they are. If I were to set out a To Do List, it probably would look like this. Understand your government. Is your provinces economy … Continue reading Reflecting on Curriculum Development; Before and After Continue reading
The story of Kurt Hahn is one of colliding idealism and principles. His life’s context makes his philosophies more remarkable, and necessary to see his true thoughts. Born a Jewish-German, he served in a non combat roll in the First World War, and saw the rise of fascism sweep across his country. A student of Plato, he … Continue reading A Quote from Kurt Hahn Continue reading
People tend to be absolutely inefficient. We have thoughts, feelings, need to sleep for a good portion of the day. We make massive human errors, like to talk and socialize, and require hundreds of different things to survive and thrive. In fact, in comparison to machines that science has created, we fall remarkably flat. Naturally, … Continue reading A Ramble; Tyler Rationale Continue reading