Author Archives: Celine Miskolczi

Single Story

I grew up in a small town 2 hours north of Regina. Growing up in a small town had a huge impact on how I ‘read the world’. Throughout the first bit of my schooling experience, almost every other student in the school was like me, white-skinned and catholic. In grade 3, there was a … Continue reading Single Story Continue reading

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Treaty Education

Treaty education is an important part of reconciliation in Canada. When teachers bring Treaty Ed into schools it allows students to understand the history in Canada and to work to never repeat it. It is important for all students, no matter the culture, to learn about the traditions of Aboriginal Peoples. Treaty Education needs to … Continue reading Treaty Education Continue reading

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Learning Through Place

The article “Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing” by Jean-Paul Restoule, Sheila Gruner and Edmund Metatawabin discuss a project conducted in Fort Albany First Nations about concepts of land, environment, and life. Youth and elders got involved in learning through place. The youth interviewed peers, adults, and elders on key … Continue reading Learning Through Place Continue reading

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Commonsense Views

According to Kumashiro in “Preparing Teachers for Crisis: A Sample Lesson”, the commonsense idea of being a ‘good’ student means to sit quietly and listen to the teacher. The article talks about two students who the teacher had a hard time with, but it also shows what the teacher noticed about the students learning. The … Continue reading Commonsense Views Continue reading

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Looking at the Hidden Curriculum

Hidden curriculum is what children learn in schools that is not in the written curriculum. It consists of information, beliefs, and ways of behaving in society. Hidden curriculum does not exactly explain how schools affect students and why schools do not change, but instead, it just labels it. The article “Beyond Hidden Curriculum” by Catherine … Continue reading Looking at the Hidden Curriculum Continue reading

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Models of Curriculum

According to the article Curriculum theory and Practice by Mark Smith, there are four ways of approaching curriculum. These four ways are viewing curriculum as knowledge to be transmitted, as an attempt to lead students to a specific result, as a process, and as a praxis. If the curriculum is considered as a body of … Continue reading Models of Curriculum Continue reading

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Common Sense

Kumashiro defines common sense as the knowledge that everyone in a specific place knows. This knowledge differs from place to place all over the world. Kumashiro spent time teaching in Nepal through the Peace Corps. He talks about how in Nepal, it is common sense to be beaten in school if you are bad, to … Continue reading Common Sense Continue reading

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