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Summary of Learning

Below is a youtube link to my Summary of Learning Assignment.

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Blog Post 6: Inuit Mathematics and Single Stories

The most evident challenge of Eurocentric purposes and learning methods appears in Louise Poirier’s article, Teaching Mathematics and the Inuit Community. The article makes clear that the Eurocentric view of mathematics is that it is a universal language that should be the same no matter the context. The article refutes the Eurocentric view by stating, … Continue reading “Blog Post 6: Inuit Mathematics and Single Stories”
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Blog Post 5: Educating Toward Democracy

The most prominent example of citizenship education I can remember from my schooling was student body government. Students were elected to positions of President, treasurer, secretary, etc. The context in which my schooling took place was, however, very different from Saskatchewan schools. Although Alberta Ed. came to our school for inspections, and the teaching was … Continue reading “Blog Post 5: Educating Toward Democracy” Continue reading

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Blog Post 4: Treaty Ed

Good day, You may find that Treaty Ed and First Nations, Metis and Inuit Content and Perspectives are an important part of education in Canada. Our collective history, after all, made possible our being here. Although European Canadian students are not aware of the implications treaties and other aspects of Indigenous and European historical and … Continue reading “Blog Post 4: Treaty Ed” Continue reading

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Blog Post 3: Politics in Curriculum

According to the Levin article, school curricula are developed through the political process. This process involves experts in the fields of study, experts in education, officials in education ministries in government, political lay persons, and lay persons. Curriculum is implemented by the teachers, but methods are influenced by government policy. I was surprised to read … Continue reading “Blog Post 3: Politics in Curriculum” Continue reading

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Blog Post 2: The “Good Student”

According to “Common Sense”, a student would be organized, punctual, attentive, quiet, cooperative, agreeable, enthusiastic, and studious. The students that might be privileged by this definition of a good student are those who fit the description above. These might include students who always have enough to eat, come from intact families, and live among a … Continue reading “Blog Post 2: The “Good Student”” Continue reading

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Blog Post 1: “Common Sense” and Curriculum Theory and Practice

In his introduction, Kumashiro both defines and implies definitions or his term, “Common Sense”. In the third paragraph, Kumashiro writes, “”common sense” or what everyone should know”. On pages XXXI and XXXII, Kumashiro examines his experience teaching practices in Nepal in comparison to his teaching practices which he had learned through his education in the … Continue reading “Blog Post 1: “Common Sense” and Curriculum Theory and Practice” Continue reading

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