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Summary of Learning

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The Stories We Tell

How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? How might we unlearn / work against these biases? I grew up in a Christian home, something that has shaped my entire worldview. It is in my beliefs that I find my purpose. This … Continue reading The Stories We Tell Continue reading

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Math and Curriculum

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 Math and Curriculum Continue reading

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What does Citizenship Mean?

What examples of citizenship education do you remember from your K-12 schooling? What types of citizenship (e.g. which of the three types mentioned in the article) were the focus? Explore what this approach to the curriculum made (im)possible in regards to citizenship. My schooling was mainly focused on the “Personally Responsible Citizen.” We would be … Continue reading What does Citizenship Mean? Continue reading

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Teaching Treaty Ed

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? 2. What does it mean for your understanding of curriculum that “We are all treaty people”? Teaching Treaty Education is necessary even in … Continue reading Teaching Treaty Ed Continue reading

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Reinhabitation and Decolonization

The article suggests that a “critical pedagogy of place” aims to: (a) identify, recover, and create material spaces and places that teach us how to live well in our total environments (reinhabitation); and (b) identify and change ways of thinking that injure and exploit other people and places (decolonization) (p.74) List some of the ways … Continue reading Reinhabitation and Decolonization Continue reading

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Creating a Curriculum

Before you do the reading ask yourself the following question: How do you think that school curricula are developed? This is an entry point to this topic and whatever you write will be fine. After doing the reading, please write your blog entry. Reflect upon: How are school curricula developed and implemented? What new information/perspectives … Continue reading Creating a Curriculum Continue reading

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It’s Just Common Sense

“Sit still.” “Stop fidgeting.” “Eyes on me when I’m talking.” “When we listen with our ears, our mouths stay shut.” “Cross your legs like a pretzel and sit on your hands.” “We look with our eyes, not with our hands.” “Glue your butt to your chair. No, not literally!” “Stop doing that.” “Because I said … Continue reading It’s Just Common Sense Continue reading

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A Curriculum of Play

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” Fred Donaldson Adopting a pedagogy of play vastly changes the learning environment, both for the teacher and the student. Imagine: a classroom with no desks. Rather, there are tables at various spots around the room to provide work surfaces. In one … Continue reading A Curriculum of Play Continue reading

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Traditionally Suffocating Education

(http://www.quotemaster.org/traditional+teaching#&gid=1&pid=1) I experienced the Tyler rationale, or traditional teaching from curriculum, throughout most of my schooling. This often involved racing through topics, with the teacher telling us key points to remember for the test. We would then take our notes home, study them, and return to write the test. We would then move onto the … Continue reading Traditionally Suffocating Education Continue reading

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