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Curriculum as literacy

My upbringing and schooling has shaped how I read the world by teaching me what I should value and what I should ignore. We learn our values and morals from the values moral of the people around us and experiences we live through, we learn how to understand the world around us through our sense […] Continue reading

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Curriculum as citizenship

In my kindergarten to grade twelve years, I learned about citizenship quite a bit I think. I remember very little of what I learned about citizenship in kindergarten to grade six, which I think we could have learned more. However, we learned a great deal in junior high and onto high school. In health and […] Continue reading

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treaty education

The purpose of teaching treaty ed even if there is no First Nations, Metis or Inuit students in the school is to educate students about the history of the land we live on and the people we share this land with. It is important for the students to understand the indigenous perspective because this will […] Continue reading

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curriculum as public policy

According to Levin, the school curriculum is developed through the government with discussions and involvement of teachers and other forms of educators surrounding the education field. The decisions made are based on what is important to be learned and what is wanted by the public. This article provided more information and explanation as to why […] Continue reading

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Place

This article shows decolonization through the connection of bringing the elder’s and youth together and connecting the lessons and teachings to the land. They incorporated the traditional ways in which indigenous communities teach their children. I can adapt these ideas into my own teaching practice by bringing elders into my classroom and incorporating indigenous beliefs […] Continue reading

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Good students

A good student according to common sense doesn’t have to ask questions because they listened the first time. They are clean and polite and proper and do not speak unless asked to in which they say what they are suppose to say. They are good at taking notes and have perfectly neat writing and they […] Continue reading

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ECS 210: week 3

Arlo Kempf talks about standardized testing and it’s tie to technology and how standardized testing affects the US and Canada in his book The pedagogy of standardized testing: the radical impacts of educational standardization in the US and Canada. He talked about how standardized testing came to be and how technology plays a role in that and […] Continue reading

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ECS 210: week 2

I have experienced Tyler’s rational in schooling through many of my classes from k-12 where teachers taught what to think rather than how to think. They taught us facts and knowledge to be memorized and later tested, and neglected to promote critical thinking. As well I’ve had teachers who let their personal opinions and views […] Continue reading

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ECS 210 week 1 reading responce

Kumashiro’s definition of common sense is that it is a learned way of doing things that has been created as a result of culture and your surroundings. It is important to pay attention to our idea of common sense because by mindlessly accepting the common way of doing things we could be allowing the oppression […] Continue reading

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