Author Archives: Seyran Naser

The Power of Upbringing and Single Stories

My Kurdish upbringing had a huge role in how I view the world today. I am a second-generation immigrant to Canada, so even though I was born in Canada I was raised by parents who still lived very traditionally to where they came from. One thing that had struck me the most growing up wasContinue reading “The Power of Upbringing and Single Stories” Continue reading

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Citizenship in the Classroom

In my k-12 schooling, I remember seeing each type of citizen that was mentioned in the Wertheimer article “Limits of Personal Responsibility” and some types more than others. The responsible citizen was pushed the most in my experience which I think was the schools main focus. An example of this I remember, is how myContinue reading “Citizenship in the Classroom” Continue reading

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Importance of Treaty Education

Treaty education should not be a controversial topic in schools yet unfortunately it is. As a future educator myself it is my wish to have treaty education mandated in all schools in Canada. There are many common excuses as to why some teachers do not want to teach treaty education in their classroom. The excuseContinue reading “Importance of Treaty Education” Continue reading

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Curriculum as a Public Policy

Before reading Leven’s article Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should be Learned in Schools, I didn’t know much on how curriculum is formed and implemented. I learned that policies in education which include all aspects of how the curriculum is made, who it’s made for, what it’s made of and so on is a politicalContinue reading “Curriculum as a Public Policy” Continue reading

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Place Based Learning

In the learning from place: A return to traditional Mushkegowuk ways of Knowing by Jean-Paul Restoule article we learn that with placed based learning many things can be accomplished including rehabilitation and decolonization. In the article it was shown how bringing people closer to the land can lead to reclamation of culture and also build stronger communities.Continue reading “Place Based Learning” Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be a “Good” Student.

The definition of a good student can be seen in many different ways, but according to the commonsense it is seen in a traditionalist practice. A good student is someone who benefits from the curriculum as a syllabus and the curriculum as a product approach. In this sense, it is expected that the “good” studentContinue reading “What Does it Mean to be a “Good” Student.” Continue reading

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Sexual Identity and the Curriculum.

One thing I am extremely passionate about in curriculum is advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. When I first started to dive deep into the importance of developing awareness about sexual identify in the classroom, I figured it would not be easy since education has been made to ignore these types of problems and have beenContinue reading “Sexual Identity and the Curriculum.” Continue reading

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Curriculum Theory and Practice Response

Growing up in Regina public schools I was able to experience many different ways of teaching and learning. From elementary to high school it was clear to see the traditionalist perspectives that was widely used between one teacher to the next. The Ralph W. Tyler rational in the Curriculum Theory and Practice article by Smith is based onContinue reading “Curriculum Theory and Practice Response” Continue reading

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The Problem of Commonsense by Kumashiro Response

Kumashiro defines ‘commonsense’ as perspectives, views and ideologies that have been brainwashed and forced into our minds throughout our lives that make us feel somewhat comfortable in the sense that it gives us the mind set of “that’s just how it is and how it will always be”. It is so important to pay attentionContinue reading “The Problem of Commonsense by Kumashiro Response” Continue reading

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