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Week 10 [Numeracy]

In my experience of mathematics in school I would say that it was definitely oppressive and discriminatory.  Not only would they only teach one way of learning how to solve math equations, but I had teachers to go so far … Continue reading Continue reading

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Week 9 [Biases, Lenses & Single Stories]

My upbringing and schooling was prominently white, and a little below middle class.  Growing up I only had like one friend at a time who wasn’t white, and my best friends -whom I was always with- were all white.   I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Week 8 [Citizenship]

In my K-12 schooling I only really recall doing things that fall under the personally responsible citizen. I was a part of doing activities or volunteering to “develop personally responsible citizens hop[ing] to build character and personal responsibility by emphasizing … Continue reading Continue reading

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Week 7 [Treaty Education]

Teaching Treaty Ed or First Nations, Metis and Inuit content and perspectives in places where there are few or no First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples is important because those are the people who are not taught naturally by relationships … Continue reading Continue reading

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Week 6 [Curriculum Policy & Treaty Education]

A) In Ben Levin’s chapter Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should Be Learned in School I learned that Policies dictate How our education system is set up including what schooling is provided, how, to whom, in what form, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Week 5 [Learning from Place]

The article we read for week 5 was about place based learning in Indigenous culture.  Some of the ways I saw reinhabitation happening in the article was youth being taught by Indigenous Elders, as well as the middle aged adults.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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Week 4 [The “Good” Student]

Being a “good student” is being on time for class, being clean, organized and having a preferred attitude every day at school for the teacher.  A “good” student doesn’t challenge the teacher in anyway and pays attention in class so … Continue reading Continue reading

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Week 2 [Curriculum Theory & Practice]

Learning about the Tyler rationale demonstrated how the education system is set up.  As an educator, it makes sense as to why that has been our teaching style, the “objectives are set, a plan drawn up, then applied, and the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Week 1 [Commonsense]

My understanding for the reading on commonsense is that individual societies do schooling in certain ways and our comfortability with those ways make us believe that it is the right and the only way, and straying from the normal path … Continue reading Continue reading

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