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Curriculum Theory and Practice: The Tyler Rationale

After reading Smith’s Curriculum theory and practice, it is no doubt that I experience the Tyler rationale in my own schooling. As it is widely used across Canada I can image it influenced much of the curriculum development and delivery at many, many schools across the country. In my own schooling experience, I can definitely […] Continue reading

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Blog #1: Tyler Rationale

  The ways I experienced Tyler’s rationale in my own schooling was from the basic everyday curriculum the teacher decided to do. Content, overview and assess. When I went to school, it was very oriented in the way that if you got a good mark on the test; you are smart and completely understand the concepts. School was basically memorization at this … Continue reading Blog #1: Tyler Rationale Continue reading

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Welcome to ECS 210

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Speeding-Up or Leading to Liberation?

B) what are the major limitations of the Tyler Rationale I think the major limitation is that with the Tyler Rationale you can’t challenge the structural injustice of society in any significant way. Well, I guess you could, depending on what your “objectives” are, but you’re probably not going to be able to within state-written … Continue reading Speeding-Up or Leading to Liberation? Continue reading

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Kumashiro and Commonsense

In Kumashiro’s article “The Problem of Commonsense,” he defines common sense as a set of things that “everyone should know” (Kumashiro, 2009, p. XXIX). In his article, he encounters many situations in which the common sense of the people in the community around him differs from his own pre-conceived ideas about the same situations. He […] Continue reading

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Common Sense: Education and American Imperialism

Stuart Hall’s definition of commonsense is the “stratified deposits of more coherent philosophical systems [that] have sedimented over time without leaving any clear inventory,” and that are taken for granted or used “without thinking” (Katia and Mike’s slides). Stuart Hall is one of the founders of British Cultural Studies. Cultural studies is a field that … Continue reading Common Sense: Education and American Imperialism Continue reading

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“The Problem of Common Sense”

January 10, 2019 Questions: How does Kumashiro define ‘common sense’? Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘common sense’?       “…many aspects of schooling in the United States have become so routine and commonplace that            they often go unquestioned. Across the nation and for both… Continue reading “The Problem of Common Sense” Continue reading

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