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Blog 10 – Curriculum as Numeracy

Like so many others, I have always struggled with math. While growing up and still to this day, I do not like math. The people who were good at math and liked it were always the ones that got the most attention in the classroom. In grade 11, my math teacher was not a friendlyContinue reading “Blog 10 – Curriculum as Numeracy” Continue reading

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Curriculum as Literacy

Coming from a smaller city, there wasn’t much diversity. Therefore, single stories and biases were easily present. People did not talk about race. This setting I grew up in, sheltered and minimized my worldview on things such as race and gender. The literature we read in highschool was usually about the dominant white group. ForContinue reading “Curriculum as Literacy” Continue reading

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Curriculum As Citizenship

Within my K-12 school experience there were many examples of citizenship education. The main focus was on the personally responsible citizen. This type of citizenship teaches students the basics of being a functioning member of society. For example, my grade one teacher  reinforced good behaviour through prizes. The teacher would put a sticker on aContinue reading “Curriculum As Citizenship” Continue reading

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Treaty Education

Teachers have an important role in children’s lives. I will discuss a few resources you could use to help you and other teachers understand why Treaty Education is important for everyone.  Cynthia Chamber says, “the treaties are stories we share.” We are all treaty people no matter our race. We are all here now andContinue reading “Treaty Education” Continue reading

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Blog 5: “Learning from Place”

Some ways the narrative shows reinhabitation and decolonization: Bringing generations of community members together  Involving youth in conversation about the importance of land and water  The process of creating an audio documentary – interviews  Community involvement  An excursion to the river  Use of original names and Cree concepts among the youth  “paquataskamik” meaning traditional territoryContinue reading “Blog 5: “Learning from Place”” Continue reading

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Sex Education and the Curriculum

“The objective of sex education is to provide information about sexuality and sex that children need in order to make informed choices regarding their sexual health and pleasure” (Saarrenharju, Uusiautti and Maatta, 2012). I have chosen sex education in the curriculum for my paper topic. While first researching this topic, a lot of information cameContinue reading “Sex Education and the Curriculum” Continue reading

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Blog 2: Tyler Rationale

The Tyler Rationale is a curriculum theory I have witnessed in my schooling similar to many others. I can recall in my grade nine social studies class, my teacher printed off the curriculum outcomes and posted them on the board and said “This is what we need to learn.” The Tyler Rationale is focused onContinue reading “Blog 2: Tyler Rationale” Continue reading

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Blog 1 – “The Problem Of Common Sense”

Common sense is different for everyone, depending on where you live, culture, age and much more. Kumashiro defines common sense as “what everyone should know.” Kumashiro states, common sense tells us what we should be doing and is often decided by the privileged and when challenged is often seen as irrelevant. When Kumashiro was inContinue reading “Blog 1 – “The Problem Of Common Sense”” Continue reading

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