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The Tyler Rational

The Tyler Rational is widely used across schools in Canada because it provides and easy and seemingly “clear cut” method of teaching children. This is because it focuses on specific questions we ask ourselves when we build on a curriculum or plan activities for the students to complete.What educational purpose should schools seek to attain?What educational experiences can be provided that are likely to attain these purposes?How can educational experiences be effectively organized?How […] Continue reading

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The Problem of Common Sense – Kumashiro

How does Kumashiro define ‘common sense?’ Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘common sense’?Kumashiro seems to define common sense as the normative customs and beliefs that are built by collective societal knowledge of what we see repeating in our day-to-day lives. Such as how “My neighbors taught me much about the facets of life in the [Nepali] village that many of them seemed to take for granted as ‘common sense’ or what everyone should know.”  These &l […] Continue reading

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