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The Importance of an Active Treaty Ed. Curriculum

Though there might not be any Indigenous students in the classroom, it is still important to teach the Treaty Ed curriculum. Just because there are no Indigenous people in the classroom does not mean that those students will never interact with other cultures ever in their life, that is highly unlikely. Claire and Cynthia both … Continue reading The Importance of an Active Treaty Ed. Curriculum Continue reading

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Learning from Place

Jean-Paul Restoule, Sheila Gruner, and Edmund Metatawabin’s article titled “Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing” tackles the way in which Cree youth embrace their culture and community. The entire article features many examples of reinhabitation and decolonization. The article brings attention to the different problems that need to be addressed … Continue reading Learning from Place Continue reading

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Is There Really a “Good” Student

A “good” student is supposed to be someone who does not argue with the teacher, someone who is quiet and does their work, and someone who can follow the status quo without having to be asked. Personally, this form of student was not followed a lot in my own experiences of schooling, especially in elementary … Continue reading Is There Really a “Good” Student Continue reading

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Sex Education and the Curriculum

My focus for assignment 1 is based around the curriculum and sexual education. Before I even talk about my findings, I find it very telling that I had such a hard time finding articles about sexual education in Canada in relations to its activeness in curriculum. The most recent, and really only prominent, articles that … Continue reading Sex Education and the Curriculum Continue reading

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“Curriculum Theory and Practice” Response

The four models of curriculum and their benefits and drawbacks are: Curriculum as a body of knowledge to be transmitted Benefits: For beginner teachers, being able to follow along with instructions on what to teach can be very useful. Drawbacks: One issue with curriculum just executed through the syllabus is the fact that the syllabus … Continue reading “Curriculum Theory and Practice” Response Continue reading

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“The Problem of Commonsense” Response

Kumashiro defines “commonsense” as a set way that people think that is usually shaped by their society. For example, Kumashiro compares the teaching ways in the United States and that of Nepal. Both ways of educating were viewed as “proper” within their own societies but when looked at from an outside perspective, it was described … Continue reading “The Problem of Commonsense” Response Continue reading

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