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Week Eleven (Nov. 21st) –

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Week Nine (Nov. 14th) – Types of Citizens

What Kind of Citizen? – Joel Westheimer and Joseph Kahne (2004)    The politics of educating for democracy   Questions: 1. What examples of citizenship education do you remember from your K-12 schooling. 2. What types of citizenship (e.g. which of the three types mentioned in the article) were the focus? 3. Explore what this […] Continue reading

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A Pre-Service Teacher’s Advice

Dear Hayley As part of my classes for my three week block I have picked up a Social Studies 30 course. This past week we have been discussing the concept of standard of living and looking at the different standards across Canada . I tried to introduce … Continue reading

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Numeracy Across Cultures

I hate math. That’s I’ve always thought, from the time even before I started school learning to count in my parents warm and welcoming arms. Then I moved to the classroom and my struggles weren’t met with encouraging words or soothing voices. It was te… Continue reading

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Mathematics in the Inuit Community

Prompts: At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism “tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human world views. Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination” (p. 77). Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics. … Continue reading Mathematics in the Inuit Community Continue reading

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Oppression and Privilege in Math

At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism “tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. … Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination” (p. 77). Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics — … Continue reading Oppression and Privilege in Math Continue reading

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Week Eight (Oct. 31st) – We are All Math People

Jagged Worldviews Colliding (2000) – Leroy Little Bear Teaching Mathematics and the Inuit Community (2007) – Louise Poirier   Questions: 1. At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism “tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. … Typically, […] Continue reading

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Blog Post 8 – There’s Math For That!

​Blog prompt (due by seminar on October 31): (note that Gale plans to call upon students to comment on these questions throughout lecture, so please be sure that you have read the articles prior to Friday’s lecture)At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism “tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. … Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination” (p. […] Continue reading

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Blog Post 8 – There’s Math For That!

​Blog prompt (due by seminar on October 31): (note that Gale plans to call upon students to comment on these questions throughout lecture, so please be sure that you have read the articles prior to Friday’s lecture)At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism “tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. … Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination” (p. […] Continue reading

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Treaty Education in Our Schools

What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) Content and Perspectives (generally) where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples? What does it mean for your understanding of curriculum that “We are all treaty people”? Spend at least one paragraph making some connections to … Continue reading Treaty Education in Our Schools Continue reading

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