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Blog Week 8

Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics — were there aspects of it that were oppressive and/or discriminating for you or other students? Looking back at my own experience of learning mathematics, I do not believe I was personally discriminated against, but many of these considerations were not being made […] Continue reading

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Blog Week 7

1. 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? It is important for people to acknowledge the history of the territory which they are on. It makes little difference as to whether […] Continue reading

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Week 6 Blog Post

List some of the ways that you see reinhabitation and decolonization happening throughout the narrative. There is a real focus on remembering for those who took part in the river trip. There is a need to re-introduce the younger generations who may not have that link to a deeper meaning and connection to the territory. […] Continue reading

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Week 5 Blog Post

Prior to reading: My simple answer would look as follows; curriculum is developed by people whom society has deemed competent enough to construct a document that focuses on things people are expected to know if they are going to play an active role in our society. I assume curriculum is constructed to focus on things […] Continue reading

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The commonsense “Good” student.

Growing up in Canada means my perception of a good student through the “commonsense” lens is one that listens, does what they are told, and is expected to write exams well. The issue being commonsense is not necessarily common depending on who it is you are talking to. As teachers we should separate ourselves from […] Continue reading

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Quote investigation

“The teacher must adopt the role of facilitator not content provider.” ― Lev S. Vygotsky As I scrolled through a ton of inspirational quotes related to education, I was promptly stopped by the one I’ve chosen to write about. This idea has been brought up many times in each of the ECS classes that I’ve […] Continue reading

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Social efficiency ideology

    The Tyler approach to education definitely played a role in my personal experience of school. The reading summarizes Tyler’s view on the point of education as changing human behavior (Schiro 2013). I witnessed the want to modify student behavior, and I’d be willing to bet many of my peers would express the same. […] Continue reading

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Kumashiro & ‘commonsense’

Kumashiro goes to Nepal lacking some awareness of this idea of ‘commonsense’. Kumashiro comes to find that the notion of common sense varies greatly depending on who it is you’re talking to. The students in Nepal were not interested in Kumashiro’s idea of what an education should look like, and this led him to understand […] Continue reading

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