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Eurocentrism in mathematics

My Story; I grew up in whitehorse, and for me mathematics has a history. in whitehorse we did not have a strong focus on mathematics and rather focused on practical mathematics. I knew how to count my cash and I knew how to do my basic basic multiplications and divisions, as these only were useful …

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My Literature of Education

Throughout the time I was in school there was an inconsistent use if literature (mostly because I hated reading) but that is different issue. I cannot recap my elementary schooling’s literature because it was always very dry textbook based items about places I did not understand. the narratives that were given of countries like china …

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What Is Taught and Why

What and Why, a look a Government in education School curriculum is developed by the government, and according to the article these decisions can be made with “little to no public attention” (https://www.corwin.com/sites/default/files/upm-binaries/16905_Chapter_1.pdf) despite being a public policy. each decision made can be looked at under a political eyeglass, as the reasoning and material is …

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Why Treaty Ed?

Treaty education revolves around 2 major questions. these are; What does it mean to be a treaty Person? What does it mean to be Canadian?  Why is it important to understand treaty, and Contemporary Indigenous Issues? What does it mean to be a Treaty Person? To be a treaty person is the major question for …

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“Place’s” Place in Learning

Reinhabitation the reinhabitation can be seen in many of the trips the students took as well as the use of language to relate the significance in a more communal way. this reinhabitiation is also seen in the inclusion of adults in the trips, as they are an important part of family and community, the adults …

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The Good Student

Today there are many visions behind a good student. to traditionalists the good student would be ‘booksmart’ and do good with lecture based classes. the is contrasted by the praxis teachings that see good students as socially involved and understanding people. this is event further contrasted by the product based education where the good student …

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Assignment 1; Critical Summary

Historical thinking is extremely valuable to the history classroom. This is because historical thinking provides more contemporary and deeper understandings too the history class. The article “A Model of Historical Thinking” by Peter Seixas (2015) gives the example that ‘in order for students to become active disciplinary learners, they first have to understand the discipline.” …

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The Theory And Practice of Curriculum

The 4 models of curriculum discussed in the article “Curriculum Theory and Practice” (smith, 2000) are; curriculum as syllabus to be transmitted, curriculum as product, curriculum as process, and curriculum as praxis. these theories all focus on different plans to obtain leaning outcomes in a classroom. theory of syllabus focuses on the teacher making a …

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Common Sense

Kumashiro defines common sense as the things everyone should know and that are taken for granted. By this understanding, the objective of common sense is to be the unspoken understanding in a society that allows for the smooth operation of a like-minded group of people. The importance behind understanding common sense is to be able …

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Money is Everything, a look at class in Canada

Money is everything to the Canadian family. This was the theme that ran true when looking at the blog posts on class, especially in Zoe and Jade’s stories. Zoe‘s story was centered around the first time she knew that her family was poor, and how her life was when she was little. Jade‘s story was about how …

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