Author Archives: Emily Richards

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Curriculum and Numeracy

Thinking back to my math classes in school, math was a subject that I never really struggled with and actually enjoyed. I understand numbers well and was able to work my way around questions and problems to get the right answers. However, there were a few times when during tests, quizzes, or finals I couldn’t […] Continue reading

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Prior to the reading and watching Chimamanda Adichie’s talk, I’ve never really thought about how what I was taught influences how I “read the world.” Growing up in Weyburn, which is a small city, we were taught what was right and wrong, who was “good” or “bad” and what we should be avoiding. However, because […] Continue reading

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Citizenship

From what I can remember, there was very little attention paid to citizenship education at my school. The only discussion ever really related was when we talked about self identity in terms of race-orientated topics, and we talked about what it meant to be a citizen in regards to having the right to vote and […] Continue reading

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Curriculum as Treaty Education

Dear Intern, First, I want to give you credit for taking action around this topic and for willingly diving into it to better educate our youth. It’s sad that the teachers you’re working with feel as though they don’t need to teach Treaty Education due to there being no First Nations students. Although it can […] Continue reading

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Curriculum as Public Policy

In, “Curriculum Policies and the Politics of what should be Learned in Schools,” Levin discusses how school curriculum was developed. Levin puts strong emphases on public policies and how they govern just about every aspect of education. Education is very political, yet it surprised me that, despite all of the discussions and individuals that are […] Continue reading

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Learning From Place

In the reading from this week, Learning from Place, it is discussed how reinhabitation and decolonization depend on each other; there are multiple examples throughout. One thing that was mentioned in the article is to include youth in important discussions about the land and water. It is also mentioned that it is important that children […] Continue reading

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Commonsense ideas around the ‘ideal’ student

I would like to start by saying that really enjoyed and can relate to the Kumishiro reading this week. I am currently employed as a site-coordinator for the Before and After School Program, where I spend appx. 5 hours a day with the same group of kids. I often see kids, who learn differently, or […] Continue reading

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Disability Studies in Education

For my critical summary I chose the topic of disability studies and its importance in education. This is something that I have always been very interested in and being employed at SaskAbilities has affirmed my passion around this topic. I am excited to explore this topic and learn more about it. One article that I […] Continue reading

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The Tyler Rationale

There are a couple of examples that come to mind in my schooling which relate to Tyler’s rationale and ideas around curriculum. One example that sticks out quite clearly for me would be my math classes, especially in high school. We were taught how to find the answers to problems in particular ways, and that […] Continue reading

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