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Curriculum as Process

Please see the below link for Daylia Martin and myself’s video summarizing our experiences and learnings in ECS 210.

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Curriculum as Literacy

In response to Kumashiro’s Against Common Sense chapter “Examples from English Literature” (p. 71-79) , we were asked to write a response to the readings about the lens from which we were taught to view both literature and the world. When I was in school, we often read “classic” novels and plays, but there was … Continue reading Curriculum as Literacy Continue reading

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Curriculum as Numeracy

When thinking about my education, specifically in Mathematics, at the time I did not find any of the ways we were taught oppressive or discriminatory, as when you are a student you just assume that is the way things are, but now I can see some bias in the method. Firstly we are taught in … Continue reading Curriculum as Numeracy Continue reading

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ECS 210: Curriculum as Citizenship

Answer the Following: 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? See the article by Joel Westheimer here. When I was … Continue reading ECS 210: Curriculum as Citizenship Continue reading

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ECS 210: Curriculum and Treaty Education

In response to a student teachers concerns raised about the lax attitude towards teaching Treaty Education answer the following questions: 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? I believe the … Continue reading ECS 210: Curriculum and Treaty Education Continue reading

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ECS 210: Curriculum as Place

After reading the article Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dI7wj8JcsOuMVHjWx1aKJy3XzCSoyYuc/viewe were asked two questions. 1. List some of the ways that you see re-inhabitation and decolonization happening throughout the narrative. I saw this happening in the article in a few ways. One was the boundaries placed on the … Continue reading ECS 210: Curriculum as Place Continue reading

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ECS 210: Curriculum Policy

For this week’s prompt we are asked to write a before and after blog about Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should Be Learned in Schools, found here: http://www.corwin.com/upm-data/16905_Chapter_1.pdf Before Reading: How do I think school curricula is developed? I believe school curricula is developed by education professionals who are employed by the Ministry … Continue reading ECS 210: Curriculum Policy Continue reading

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ECS 210 The a Good Student

What makes a “good” student? In the common sense definition a “good” student is one who is quiet, still, and participants when asked and sees the teacher as the benefactor of knowledge, and themselves and the beneficiary. While these traits can make for an easy experience for the teacher, they are not always realistic when … Continue reading ECS 210 The a Good Student Continue reading

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ECS 210 Curriculum and its Historical Roots: Reconceptualizing Curriculum

Maria Montessori was a physician and educator whose philosophy on education is still well regarded today. In the above quote, I believe Montessori is making connections that to be a good educator we need to have love and compassion for all students. When thinking of social duty many of us may be in the process … Continue reading ECS 210 Curriculum and its Historical Roots: Reconceptualizing Curriculum Continue reading

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ECS 210: Curriculum Theory and Practice

ECS 210: Curriculum Theory and Practice In reading the article Curriculum Theory and Practice we were asked to then answer the following prompts: Can you think about: a) The ways in which you many have experienced the Tyler rationale in your own school? In many ways I feel my schooling reflected the principles that Tyler … Continue reading ECS 210: Curriculum Theory and Practice Continue reading

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