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Learning from Place

List some of the ways that you see reinhabitation and decolonization happening throughout the narrative. How might you adapt these ideas / consider place in your own subject areas and teaching? In the article “Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing” by authors Jean-Paul Restoule, Sheila Gruner, and Edmund Metatawabin discuss … Continue reading Learning from Place Continue reading

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PREPARING TEACHERS FOR CRISIS: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A STUDENT

What does it mean to be a “good” student according to the commonsense? In commonsense to be a “good” student is to follow along in class and to have a good behavior. Behavior is a major focus in schools but there a reasons for students acting out. It can be from a variety of things … Continue reading PREPARING TEACHERS FOR CRISIS: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A STUDENT Continue reading

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Deal with It We Must: Education, Social Justice, and the Curriculum of Hip Hop Culture

  In the article “Deal with It We Must: Education, Social Justice, and the Curriculum of Hip Hop Culture” by Denise Taliaferro Baszile the article discusses the use of hip hop culture in the curriculum. In the article the controversies of hip hop culture comes up as teachers have the struggle on how to approach … Continue reading Deal with It We Must: Education, Social Justice, and the Curriculum of Hip Hop Culture Continue reading

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The Problem of Common Sense

The Problem of Common Sense 1. How does Kumashiro define ‘commonsense?’ Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘commonsense’? Common sense tells us that experiencing such things is what it means to be in school. Were we to learn that there are other ways to structure schooling, or that prevailing views of … Continue reading The Problem of Common Sense Continue reading

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Smith – Curriculum Theory and Practice Readers Response

The four models of curriculum described in the article. Smith, M. K. (1996, 2000) 1. Curriculum as a body of knowledge to be transmitted. 2. Curriculum as an attempt to achieve certain ends in students – product. 3. Curriculum as process. 4. Curriculum as praxis. Benefits 3. In this sense curriculum is not a physical … Continue reading Smith – Curriculum Theory and Practice Readers Response Continue reading

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