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Virtual Curriculum

I have chosen to dig deeper into the article “Virtual Curriculum: Digital Games as Technologies of Aesthetic Experience and Potential Spaces” by Chloe Brushwood Rose. The purpose of this article from the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies investigates what can be learned while playing digital games. Young people invest significant amounts ofContinue reading “Virtual Curriculum” Continue reading

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Bobitt to Tyler

I had always heard that the educational system was designed to train factory workers, but had always had difficulty figuring out why. I see now that the study of curriculum was grafted to the pursuit of efficiency. During the Industrial Revolution the discovery of new strategies was routine, and Franklin Bobitt had a mind forContinue reading “Bobitt to Tyler” Continue reading

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Curriculum- a means to an end?

The four pillars of question that Ralph W. Tyler (educator and educational policy influencer) asks in regards to educational curriculum are as follows: Determine the school’s purposes (aka objectives) Identify educational experiences related to purpose Organize the experiences Evaluate the purposes Taken from https://educationalresearchtechniques.com/2014/07/01/curriculum-development-the-tyler-model/ Just by reading through these concise points that Tyler wrote overContinue reading “Curriculum- a means to an end?” Continue reading

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“Common sense is not so common”

Though over 200 years old, this quote by the influential philosopher Voltaire rings with a truth we are only beginning to address. In the article, “The Problem of Common Sense” (2009), Kumashiro retells his experience of moving to Nepal with the Peace Corps to teach. As I read Kumashiro’s reflections, I noticed that he wasContinue reading “”Common sense is not so common”” Continue reading

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Introducing: Mekenna Annable

Hello! Welcome one and all to my first ever blog! I am in the University of Regina’s Bachelor of Education program, specializing in elementary education. One day, it is my dream to manage an educational facility which trains its young people in body and brain with the sole purpose of inspiring students to lead meaningfulContinue reading “Introducing: Mekenna Annable” Continue reading

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