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Winter Reflections

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Numeracy

My brain responded well to the perspective of numeracy that was expressed in school. I was always a 90%+ student, and did especially did well in questions where there was an exact formula and process to follow, with only one answer. However, one of my good friends was did not have the same tendencies asContinue reading “Numeracy” Continue reading

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Looking through Literature

I know that my worldview was shaped through my school, church, and family. I’d say I spent 98% of my time within at least one of these three structures. Each of these three dynamics offered a different perspective than the other, yet they each showed similarities. I could predict that the similarities that these threeContinue reading “Looking through Literature” Continue reading

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Citizenship

It is interesting to reflect on the education I received in my primary secondary education. It hasn’t been until now that I am actually thinking about this, so bear with me as I explore this within myself. I do not remember the word ‘citizenship’ being mentioned to me during school time. It is very possibleContinue reading “Citizenship” Continue reading

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Dear Inquirer,

First I would like to applaud you and your bold encounter with this topic. Even simply bringing up this subject amongst your peers is admirable! You have done a good job of introducing the issue you see within the content being discussed surrounding the different standards of living across Canada. I’m astounded that the teacherContinue reading “Dear Inquirer,” Continue reading

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Politics… my favorite.

I’ll be honest. This article blew my mind. For the last 21 years, I’ve resolved in my mind to stay away from political discussions. I genuinely believe that few people know what is actually going on and that our sources of information are unavoidably biased. I have just chosen to wash my hands of itContinue reading “Politics… my favorite.” Continue reading

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Place Propagates

Reinhabitation can be found in this article in many ways. First, we see the opportunity that came from creating an ‘audio documentary’. During its production a potential space appeared, which gave a variety of people to start conversations about the land and its meaning. The river was revealed to be hugely valued to the MushkegowukContinue reading “Place Propagates” Continue reading

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A “good student”?

I would like to assert that the way to be a ‘good student’ has not changed since the beginning of our educational system. As a student, we are expected to engage with materials, socialize well, and apply our knowledge. We are not outliers in the population of the class. We can sit and listen withoutContinue reading “A “good student”?” Continue reading

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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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