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ECS 210 Post 2

POST 2Respond in your blog to the following writing prompt: Curriculum development from a traditionalist perspective is widely used across schools in Canada and other countries. Can you think about: (a) The ways in which you may have experience the Tyler rationale in your own schooling? (b) What are the major limitations of the Tyler rationale/what does it make impossible? (c) What are some potential benefits/what is made possible? Be sure to refer to the assigned article in your post; you may a […] Continue reading

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Week Two (Sept. 19th)

Social Efficiency Ideology – Michael Schiro (2013)   Questions: 1) Can you think about: (a) The ways in which you may have experience the Tyler rationale in your own schooling? (b) What are the major limitations of the Tyler rationale/what does it make impossible? (c) What are some potential benefits/what is made possible?   Response: […] Continue reading

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ECS 210 Response: Unpacking a Quote About Education

Response to a Prompt: Choose a quotation related to education. It might be a quote from lecture, a quote from the list posted here, or a quote you found independently. In a post, unpack that quote. Think about what it makes possible and impossible in education. What does it say about the teacher, about the … Continue reading ECS 210 Response: Unpacking a Quote About Education Continue reading

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Sept. 12th- Reading Response #1 on Kumashiro

Seminar #1 Reading Response Q: How does Kumashiro define ‘common sense’? Why is it so important to pay attention to ‘common sense’? A: Kumashiro describes common sense as the accepted behaviours in a given society. He exemplifies this with a story from his time teaching in Nepal and the difficulty he had adjusting to the … Continue reading Sept. 12th- Reading Response #1 on Kumashiro Continue reading

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“The Problem of Common Sense”- thoughts and reflection

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19qJJP3W5xa_Y1Vezet_H18xVo1NUvGqE/view Common sense is, according to Kumashiro, essentially the general thoughts within any society/culture toward education practices. It is the way education “should” be with regard to conditioning over the course of a person’s educational career. It is the standards expected of and demonstrated in schooling practices for a particular culture.  Common sense is important […] Continue reading

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ECS 210 Response: The Problem of Common Sense

Reading: Introduction. The problem of common sense (Kumashiro. (2009). Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, pp. XXIX – XLI). Reading response: Respond to the following writing prompt: How does Kumashiro define ‘commonsense?’ Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘commonsense’? Kumashiro defines (through his story) ‘common sense’ as the way … Continue reading ECS 210 Response: The Problem of Common Sense Continue reading

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Let’s pay attention to “Common Sense” in our classrooms

Ignorance does not create bliss; rather, it creates a society that does question the norm. Kumashiro explains that  ‘common sense’ is the routine which has gone unquestioned.  He explains “Research suggests that official views of what and how schools should teach often reflect the perspectives, experiences, and values of only certain people in society, especially those…

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The Problem of Common Sense

How does Kumashiro define ‘commonsense?’ Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘commonsense’? Kumashiro defines ‘common sense’ as the norm that goes unquestioned by society. It is what we learn throughout our life and continue to inadvertently reinforce in our society due to a lack of questioning. For example, as Kumashiro said, … Continue reading The Problem of Common Sense Continue reading

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The Problem of Common Sense

Common sense varies based on where you live, what morals you follow and how you are taught to act by parents, teachers and society. Kumashiro talks about moving to Nepal to teach shortly after graduating the teaching program and having to learn Nepal’s “commonsense”. It is so important to pay attention to “commonsense” of places because… Continue reading The Problem of Common Sense Continue reading

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Week One (Sept. 12th)

The Problem of Common Sense – Kumashiro (2009)   Questions 1) How does Kumashiro define “common sense?” 2) Why is it so important to pay attention to the “common sense?”   Response My understanding of common sense, as described by Kumashiro, is that common sense is certain routines, habits, practices, etc. learned from the places […] Continue reading

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