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Curriculum as Literacy

Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics — were there aspects of it that were oppressive and/or discriminating for you or other students? Personally, in my own experience with mathematics, the curriculum lined up well with my world view, ways of knowing and my language. However, for other students whoContinue reading “Curriculum as Literacy” Continue reading

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Curriculum as Literacy

How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? Until high school, my education consisted purely of a European approach. If I did learn about other nations, continents or people groups, it was from a European perspective. I was only given a “single story” […] Continue reading

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Curriculum As Place

Q. What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) Content and Perspectives (generally) where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples? A. After reading the article and watching the videos, I would argue that the importance of teaching treaty ed increases as the number […] Continue reading

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Learning From Place

List some of the ways that you see re-inhabitation and decolonization happening throughout the narrative. Throughout the narrative, one can see ways where re-inhabitation is established. One example includes how the Mushkegowuk people brought generations of community members onto the land to advance the communities recognition and reclamation of their knowledge and culture. In the […] Continue reading

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Against Common Sense – Chapter 2 Response

What does it mean to be a “good” student according to the common sense? In order to be classified as a “good” student, one has to fit the mould of how a student should learn as well as meeting the requirement of what a student must learn. The student’s behaviour must match the teacher’s expected […] Continue reading

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An Investigation into Indigenous Science Curriculum

The topic I choose to discus and further look for my research paper is how Indigenous knowledge and values have been or have yet to be incorporated into the science curriculum in Canada. I hope through further research I can discover possible approaches that have been taken, any pushback that had been received as well […] Continue reading

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Response to The Problem with Common Sense

According to Kumashiro, common sense is taking a one size fits all approach, saying that there is one and only one way of addressing how schools should be doing things. It’s an assumptive rather than a suggestive approach to teaching. If the field of anti-oppressive teaching is refusing to say that there is a “best […] Continue reading

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