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Learning Summary

By clicking this link, you will be able to hear a brief summary of some of the things I have learned and been challenged by during my studies in ECS 210. I enjoyed this class very much, as it reminds me to always look at the world from different perspectives and to consistently reflect on… Continue reading Learning Summary Continue reading

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Reading the World – “Christian” Lens

a) How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? How might we unlearn / work against these biases? I grew up in a fairly conservative Christian home. The Bible is viewed as a manual on how to live, not just some story… Continue reading Reading the World – “Christian” Lens Continue reading

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“Mathematics is everywhere, everywhere there is mathematics.” – Gale Russell

At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism “tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. … Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination” (p. 77). Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics —… Continue reading “Mathematics is everywhere, everywhere there is mathematics.” – Gale Russell Continue reading

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Citizenship

What examples of citizenship education do you remember from your K-12 schooling?  My k-12 schooling was over 15 years ago, so it is a little bit difficult for me to remember exact moments where citizenship was promoted. But, I suppose overall we were taught a lot about how to be personally responsible and participatory citizens.… Continue reading Citizenship Continue reading

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Treaty Education

The purpose of teaching Treaty Education is so that everyone, but particularly settlers of this land, understand what it means to be part of the treaties between the First Nations, Metis and Inuit of Canada. To understand and see the benefits and privileges we have received by being treaty settlers. Some of these benefits include:… Continue reading Treaty Education Continue reading

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Learning from the Mushkegowuk

List some of the ways that you see reinhabitation and decolonization happening throughout the narrative.   One thing in particular that really stood out to me was when the elders were discussing the lives of previous family members who were buried along the river. This is a way for their lives to continue through the… Continue reading Learning from the Mushkegowuk Continue reading

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Politically Rooted

How do you think that school curricula are developed? Before Reading: I believe that school curricula is developed by the provincial and federal government. For example, the Ministry and Board of Education. Within those two categories, I would imagine that there are a variety of educated people in different areas who contribute to how the… Continue reading Politically Rooted Continue reading

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The Problem with “Common Sense”

  According to common sense, being a good student is to not challenge your view of the world in a learning environment. That a student is meant to think and act in specific ways; and if they regurgitate what the teacher has said and what they are told to read, they will do well on… Continue reading The Problem with “Common Sense” Continue reading

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Teachers = Leaders

“Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people–they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress.” – Paulo Freire Teachers are in a position of leadership. We have the opportunity to both grow and encourage growth in our students. Without dialogue between… Continue reading Teachers = Leaders Continue reading

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Traditionalists

I have experienced the Tyler rationale in my own schooling for majority of my life. I am 31 years old and everything I seemed to be taught had the intention of producing a student and person who is rooted in Western culture. Mathematics, English and Science were always the focused subjects and the ones that… Continue reading Traditionalists Continue reading

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