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MATH EXPERIENCES

My overall experiences with math in grade school were very positive. I found that I was overall very good at the content and I put in a lot effort to ensure I understood the material. In terms of the class being oppressive I find that the subject matter is built around right and wrong answers … Continue reading MATH EXPERIENCES Continue reading

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EXPERIENCES WITH READING THE WORLD AND SINGLE STORIES

I grew up in a small town called Montmartre which is roughly an hour south-east of Regina. The school in Montmartre is a kindergarten to grade twelve and it is where I completed all of my schooling. My childhood led me to realize the importance of my education and I had fairly good outlook when … Continue reading EXPERIENCES WITH READING THE WORLD AND SINGLE STORIES Continue reading

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CURRICULUM AND IMPLEMENTING TREATY EDUCATION

After reading the article “Curriculum policy and the politics of what should be learned in schools” by Ben Levin, I gained more knowledge regarding how school curricula are developed and implemented.  Levin gives inside into the topics as he explains how the curriculum is “defined as an official statement of what students are expected to … Continue reading CURRICULUM AND IMPLEMENTING TREATY EDUCATION Continue reading

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TREATY EDUCATION

In schools, it is important that teachers are educating students on Treaty Ed and other First Nation content and perspectives. This should not be effected by how many First Nation students are in the classroom, as the subject matter is critical for any class not just those with more students who are of that culture. … Continue reading TREATY EDUCATION Continue reading

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LEARNING FROM PLACE

From reading Jean-Paul Restoule, Sheila Gruner, and Edmund Metatawabin’s article “Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing” I was able to get a better understanding of reinhabitation and decolonization. It explains how the Mushkegowuk people were affected drastically from the colonization that took place in their community. However, as time as gone on through the methods of reinhabitation and … Continue reading LEARNING FROM PLACE Continue reading

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BEING A “GOOD” STUDENT IS COMMON-SENSE

In regards to education many schools and teachers usually want their students to act in a particular fashion or else they are not considered “good” students. Kevin Kumashiro talks about this in his article “Preparing Teachers for Crisis: A Sample Lesson” and the broad statement that is to categorize what exactly makes a “good” student. … Continue reading BEING A “GOOD” STUDENT IS COMMON-SENSE Continue reading

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HIDDEN CURRICULUM

In our first ECS 210 class we went over some different types of curriculum and one that peaked my interest was the hidden curriculum. The reason for this was because it is essential things that you learn in school that are not apart of the formal curriculum. This is the topic I’m going to look … Continue reading HIDDEN CURRICULUM Continue reading

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MODELS OF CURRICULUM

In the article Curriculum Theory and Practice, Mark Smith explains the advantages and negatives of four models of the curriculum. Although the curriculum is something that has been around for quite a long time it does not mean that it has stayed the same. When people think about the education system and how it works, they … Continue reading MODELS OF CURRICULUM Continue reading

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COMMON-SENSE IN SOCIETY

I feel that the way that Kumashiro defines common sense in his article is essentially known knowledge. This means that if someone feels something is common-sense, then most likely they will not change their thinking on the topic. Kumashiro goes over how many times people will generally conform to what it is in fact considered … Continue reading COMMON-SENSE IN SOCIETY Continue reading

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